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Missing 13-year-old may be with 34-year-old man
ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) Deputies and detectives in Allegan County are looking for a missing Hamilton teen.
Investigators say that she may be in the company of a 34-year-old man who she met online.
Rachel Marie Baker was last seen around 11:00 p.m. Monday night. She was discovered to be missing early Tuesday morning. She is known to have been in contact with a man from California. Police say that the man had come to Michigan two weeks ago and has been in contact with Baker.
Rachels mother found a letter left by her indicating that Rachel wished to be with this subject and it is believed they might have left the area together.
Police tracked the girl with a K-9 from her bedroom window to a location across the street where is appears she may have gotten into a vehicle.
Baker's mother says that the girl has run away overnight in the past, but returned.
Police are trying to locate her and 34-year-old Joseph Young Arpin. He is a white male with brown hair, 5'10" tall and weighs about 280 pounds. He is from San Jacinto, California and may be driving a 1999 Ford Mustang, burnt orange in color, and bearing expired California registration of 4GLK114.
Baker is described as a 13-year-old Native American. She is about 5'4" tall, weighs about 140 pounds and has short collar length dyed multi-color hair (pink, yellow, green and blue).
She was last wearing blue pajamas, black hooded sweatshirt with Kentucky printed on front, and grey boots.
If you see either person you are asked to contact the Allegan County Sheriff's Office at 269.673.0500 or Silent Observer.