Police investigating possible connection between Shelton youth sex abuse arrests and missing McCleary girl

Police investigating possible connection between Shelton youth sex abuse arrests and missing McCleary girl

Charles Emery, 82, Thomas Emery, 80, and Edwin Emery, 79, brothers, all of Seattle, are charged with possessing child pornography.

Detectives discovered a staggering amount of child pornography along with children’s worn clothing, underwear, small shoes, toys and movies. Investigators believe each of the men spent the majority of their lives sexually abusing children.

But it was an unearthed “manifesto” about Satanic rituals, kidnapping, raping and killing girls that led detectives to dig under sheds, searching for evidence of potential murder. Charles’ writings were found buried and partially burned — along with a child’s hat, and a flyer about missing 10-year old McCleary girl Lindsey J. Baum.

Lindsey went missing while walking just 4 blocks home from a friend’s house in 2009.

McCleary is a roughly 30-minute drive from Shelton, where the brothers also owned a property. Charles — and his now deceased brother Donald — lived in the Shelton home until 2016.

Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott confirmed to KIRO 7 News that a flier about Baum was found in the Shelton home, but there is no known connection between the brothers and the disappearance of Baum. Police are investigating.

“When we heard of the link to the Shelton property, and its proximity to McCleary, and the nature of the paper work they found at the [Seattle home] … We immediately began to see if there’s anything that would link to our investigation,” Scott said “The Lindsey Baum case has been and will be a priority until we find closure or find Lindsey safe. We’ve worked on the case every day in some shape or form.”

Detectives intend to do an extensive search of the Shelton property, Scott said, but it will take a large team as it sits on 14 to 17 acres of land.

photo courtesy; McCleary Police Department

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