Police have few clues to Pa. man's whereabouts

January 08, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say they still have no clues to the whereabouts of a Hamilton Township man who disappeared last week on his way to work.

"Unfortunately, there is no update," Trooper David Rush said Monday of the search for 33-year-old Steven Baird, who was last seen leaving for work at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. Baird, the human resources director at Menno Haven, was driving a black 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Pennsylvania license plate FDY-1398.

"There's been no new activity on anything," Rush said when asked about banking or credit card transactions or cell phone calls. "Our request is that any information continue to be circulated. Any information is appreciated."

Rush said police cannot rule out foul play, or find a reason why Baird might have left voluntarily, either.

"There is no indication he was unhappy with his job," Rush said. "Everything was smooth, or at least that's the impression."


There have been calls about possible sightings of the Jeep, but nothing has panned out, Rush said. All calls are being followed up and "there's a lot of effort going into this," he said.

Baird was hired last summer as human resources director, said Wendy Cowan, Menno Haven's chief officer for marketing and public relations.

"We have had prayer sessions and we are praying that he is all right, wherever he is," Cowan said. "We are just as perplexed as everyone else."

"We encourage anybody with any information to come forward and talk to the state police," Menno Haven Chief Executive Officer Rodney Mason said in a statement issued Friday. He called Baird "a well received addition to our family."

Anyone with information about Baird or his whereabouts may call police at 717-264-5161.

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