Multiple agencies, family and friends assist with search


Nathan Baughman

DRYDEN TWP. — A Dryden teenager, who had been missing for nearly one week, has been found safe and sound, much to the delight of family members.

In a press release issued April 8, Dryden Township police said 16-year-old Nathan Baughman, of Dryden Township, who had been missing since the early morning hours of April 3, was found to be in good health and no apparent injuries.

He was discovered by Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies near the Michigan/Ohio border.

Family members told authorities they did not know anyone in Ohio and did not know why their loved one would have been going there.

A short time after Baughman was reported missing, police say an extensive search by the Dryden Township Police Department and other agencies, along with family and friends, resulted in not finding Baughman, causing the search grid to be further expanded.

The search included Dryden Township police notifying surrounding agencies, locally and statewide, advising the teen was autistic as well as having anti-social tendencies.

Family members told police Baughman had left home riding a Schwinn mountain bike and had left a note to them, saying he was running away and to
not come looking for him. In the note, he told his family that he “would be fine.”

Before he was located, police agencies from across the state had been alerted to the disappearance, both through official notification from Dryden Township PD and several social media outlets.

Dryden Township police officials, in making the announcement of Baughman being located April 8, thanked the large number of assisting agencies for their support and assistance. Police thanked the public as well, for uniting and helping search for Baughman.

Police worked across county lines to not only search for Baughman, but to reunite him with his family members, just in time for Easter weekend.