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Zahra Baker – Prosthetic Leg Found


Just days after Zahra’s father, Adam, was arrested on charges unrelated to her disappearance and her stepmother, Elisa, began cooperating with police, Hickory Police confirm a prosthetic leg has been found in a brushy area off a North Carolina road.

Announced late a, the prosthetic leg was found late Tuesday afternoon off Christie Road in Caldwell County and authorities are using its serial number to confirm it belonged to the young girl. Zahra got the leg in Australia, where both her birth parents are from.  The area is near where Elisa Baker used to live.

Zahra’s disappearance, reported on October 9, is being probed as a homicide. Chief Tom Adkins said that the prosthetic leg is “consistent with” that of Zahra, the 10-year old, freckle-faced youngster who lost her leg to bone cancer at age 5.  Later, Zahra survived a bout with lung cancer.

Police and FBI are currently back in the Baker home and have brought in construction machinery, including a backhoe. Investigators were seen using rakes to comb through the dug-up dirt and police dogs are searching the area. Additionally, police removed at least one bag of evidence from the house Wednesday morning.


Charlotte Observer

  1. 11/02/2010 at 11:25 pm

    What a smile on that kid! And after all she’s been through. People all over the world would give their eye teeth to have a kid like that in their home. The step-mother on the other hand looks and sounds like something straight out of a halloween nightmare. Classic fairy tale except there’s no happy ending this time. Just sadness.

  2. Denise
    11/08/2010 at 5:58 pm

    I think they should take Zarah Baker’s prosthetic leg and beat her stepmother and father to death with it.

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