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Police: No new leads in case of missing SC child

Mar 28, 2010 5:47:00 PM - thestate.com
An arrest in Florida has yielded no new evidence in the 23-year-old case of a missing South Carolina boy, a local newspaper reported Sunday.

The Beaufort Gazette reported that local police went to Florida to interview Susan Baker, who was charged last year in the disappearance of 7-month-old Shannon Dedrick from her Chipley, Fla., home. The infant was found five days later, alive in a box under a bed.

In 1987, Susan Baker told police that her 3-year-old stepson Paul went missing while she took a nap at their Beaufort home. Paul has never been found.

"We had high hopes that something in that investigation would lead to additional information in the Paul Baker case, but unfortunately that hasn't happened," said Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, who was a deputy in 1987 and helped search for the missing toddler.

Paul's maternal grandmother, Linda Lambert, lives in Mebane, N.C., and said she hopes the case will be solved.

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