Margaret Baker was last known to be near milepost 229, along Highway 101. Missing NPF is currently working to list/map her locational data. Dr. Baker has been listed in several obituary sites online, most likely due to the assumption that she committed suicide the day before her Kayak was discovered, as she placed a call to her sister indicating that call would be her last. Missing NPF, however, cannot confirm her death and no body has been found; we will continue to list this case as a missing person case and – as no leads have been identified and investigators have not publicized learning more about Dr. Baker's whereabouts – and we will maintain this case status as "Cold."
According to the NPS, PORT ANGELES, WA: Saturday evening, April 25, 2020, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle of Port Angeles resident Margaret Baker, 60, parked in a pull-out on East Beach Road. The Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate Baker after PenCom received multiple 911 calls for welfare checks. Baker was reported missing by a family member after being unable to contact her. Park Rangers were notified the vehicle was located and a hasty search began at Lake Crescent. Park rangers searched the lakeshore and located Baker’s red kayak at 6:45 pm Saturday evening near milepost 229 along Highway 101. On Sunday, multiple searches were conducted by boat by park rangers with the assistance of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Park rangers were also assisted by a search and rescue dive team and search dogs from Kitsap County as well as the German Shepherd Search Dogs of Washington State. Park rangers continue to search at Lake Crescent today and to organize additional dive team resources. Park rangers are conducting this investigation in coordination with the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department, and the Investigative Services Branch (ISB) of the National Park Service. If you have information that could help find this missing person, or if you were in the area of East Beach Road on April 24-25, please call or text the Investigative Tip Line (888) 653-0009. You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know. Information from other visitors, kayakers, and boaters is often extremely valuable during searches.
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60 years old
Weight: 160 lbs.
Level of Education: DOCTORAL DEGREE
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Unknown / Unreported / Missing
Reported missing on April 25, 2020 - 793 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes ago
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Apr 28, 2021 at 18:39
This case file was last modified on
May 01, 2021 at 12:55
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4021
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