Lyle Stevik: Dead Man in Room 5

Thank you to Mary for suggesting this puzzling case!

Lyle StevikLyle Stevik was found dead in room 5 of Lake Quinault Inn in Amanda Park, WA in 2001 from what appeared to be a suicide. Lyle left no identification and police were unable to find out his true identity. They were certain Lyle Stevik was not his real name. To this day, his identity remains unknown.

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Jeffrey Michael Bratcher: Seven-year-old vanished in 1974

Jeffrey Michael BratcherSeven-year-old Jeffrey Michael Bratcher vanished in 1974 after a day out with his father, step-mother, and six siblings in Grays Harbor County, Washington. He has never been found.

About the Case

On June 15 1974, Jeffrey and his family were spending the day in Oceans City, Washington. The children went to play and were told to be back by 7:00 p.m. for dinner.

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Lindsey Baum: What Happened to Washington 10-Year-Old?

baum_lindseyOn June 26, 2009, 10-year-old Lindsey Baum left her friend’s house on Maple Street in McCleary, WA to walk the short distance to her home on E. Mommsen Road. The walk, one she made many times before, should have taken Lindsey only about 10 minutes. When Lindsey’s 10 p.m curfew came and went, and the girl still wasn’t home, her mother, Melissa Baum, became nervous.

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Misty Copsey: Missing Since 1992 from Washington

Misty Copsey

14-year-old Misty Copsey was a pretty girl who loved sports, made good grades in school, and had many friends.

Misty was the only child of Diana and Buck Copsey, who split shortly after Misty’s birth in 1978. Diana and Misty had lived in a trailer for several years after the split. But in 1992, wanting a better home for her daughter, Diana moved with Misty to a duplex in Spanaway, Washington. While Misty missed her friends from her old school, it didn’t take her long to find new ones.

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