FEBRUARY 26, 2007 -- POSTED AT 9:45 P.M. CST
MARKED TREE, AR -- Eight years and still Patsy Baker of Marked Tree remains missing. Now, police say this case is being actively investigated and it possibly could have ties to other cases in the area.
"There's just some deaths that have occurred around Poinsett County that we are looking into and in doing so, Ms. Baker's name has come up," says Detective Jeremy Bond of the Marked Tree Police Department.
Patsy Baker's family hasn't heard from her since around July 4th of 1999 and police say the case hasn't developed many leads since.
"There's no record of her being incarcerated, no record of her being hospitalized, and certainly we haven't found any records of her being deceased," says Detective Bond.
And according to her family...
"She was living with a man named Danny Taylor in Mountain View just prior to the last contact with her in '99," says Detective Bond.
Records indicate that Danny Taylor was interviewed by Sharp County detectives at the time of Baker's initial disappearance. He was never a suspect in the case, but police say now, they can't find him either. Furthermore, her 26 year old son, Anthony Eric Baker was killed in a car accident in October of 2005 and in spite of everything, no one heard from Patsy Baker.
"She didn't contact the family, she didn't come to the funeral and again, that raises questions on our part as to where she's at or what happened to her," says Detective Bond.
They are all questions that continue to go unanswered.
"We're running out of places and we're looking for someone who maybe knew her or knows her or knew her shortly around her disappearance and could give us some other avenue to go down," adds Detective Bond.
Police could not say what the exact relationship was between the other cases that raised new questions in the disappearance of Patsy Baker. Because those cases are still under investigation, they could not release any more information.
If you have any information that could help police in this story, contact the Marked Tree Police Department immediately.
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