Senior Staff Writer MPN
UPDATE June 29, 2013
Savannah Baker was found safe in Atlanta, Friday June 28.
June 18, 2013
(MPN) This is a developing story. MPN will update as information is available.
The reward on Facebook group “Please Help Find Savannah Baker” has grown to $10,000.
In a petition to request the FBI’s involvement in her case, her father Billy Baker wrote that the “St. John’s detective has done a great job but has limited help and resources and believes that my daughter may have crossed state lines with a known convicted sexual predator – and may be with him or his family.” The petition is here.
She was believed to be in the Savannah, Georgia area. That has changed.
The Story Moves to Atlanta Georgia and a Sex Offender Arrest
That same day Mr. Orr was arrested for statutory rape, child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and other serious charges.
Private Investigator Robin Martinelli, who is providing free services for this case in collaboration with CFSI, spoke with MPN. She advised, “Savannah Baker was last seen at 6700 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs on the stoop of an apartment building on May 31. There was a homeless person who approached her and told her she wanted to go home. They may be travelling together.”
Today, CFSI’s Richard Mayer told MPN “I can confirm that address as an area of interest as a matter of fact TEAM CFSI Georgia is at that location right this minute posting flyers. We believe the May 31 sighting to be credible.”
Investigator Martinelli spoke with Detective Curch of the Chatham County Sheriff’s department and was told that “everything points to Atlanta.” She added that “Orr is clearly a person of interest,” in the disappearance of Baker.
Legal Consequences Potentially Significant
In most jurisdictions, knowingly harboring a juvenile entails criminal penalties or civil litigation. In all jurisdictions, as a rule of thumb, the longer the delay the worse the consequences for the perpetrators or abettors ranging with penalties including incarceration, fines, and monetary awards. There are already serious charges in this case, including Statutory Rape.
How You Can Help
Sharing saves lives. It only takes one good tip to rescue a missing person. Share on social media Twitter hashtag #FindSavannahMO and share this article on Facebook.
If you have relevant information, please contact:
St. John, Missouri Police Department at 314-427-8706
Private Investigator Robin Martinelli at 770-337-3999
CFSI Founder Chuck Foreman 512-644-9856
The family has established a Facebook group “Please Help Find Savannah Baker”
This is a developing story.
MPN thanks the team at Center for Search and Investigations at http://cfsimissing.org/ and Robin Martinelli of Martinelli Investigations http://www.martinelliinvestigations.com/for their contributions to this report.
All images in this report have been provided by Center for Search and Investigations or sourced from Facebook.