Dayton Daily News Library

The disappearance of Erica Baker

  At 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, nine-year-old Erica Baker was reported missing.
  She was last seen when she went to walk her dog near the Kettering Recreation Center.
  Erica, a third-grader at Indian Riffle Elementary School, is the daughter of Greg Baker, 33, of Huber Heights and Melissa "Misty" Baker, 31, of Kettering.She is 3-foot-11 and weighs 65 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
  Rescue workers drained the pond at the rec center and launched a massive search of the area, but found no trace of the girl.
  After five days investigators called off the search and began concentrating on an abduction investigation.

Selected Dayton Daily News stories:

KETTERING
GIRL, 9, MISSING

DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: 02/08/99 -- Page: 1A

KETTERING
CREWS SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL, 9
* Her father says he dropped her off at her mother's house Sunday afternoon.
By Ray Marcano and John Keilman Dayton Daily News
Published: 02/08/99 -- Page: 1A

SEARCH TO EXPAND
Last sighting of Erica in Indian Riffle Park

By Wendy Hundley and Tom Beyerlein Dayton Daily News
Published: 02/10/99 -- Page: 1A

for more on Erica Baker

MISSING CHILD
LAND, AIR SEARCHES END
* Police turn the hunt for Erica Baker over to criminal investigation
By Jennifer Inez Ward and Steve Bennish DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: 02/13/99 -- Page: 1A


File Created: 2-14-1999
Prepared by: Dayton Daily News Library staff
Sources: DDN reports