Zahra Baker – Prosthetic Leg Belonged To Zahra
Police announced the prosthetic leg recovered last week does, indeed belong to 10-year-old Zahra Baker.
The prosthetic device was found last Tuesday near a Caldwell County home where her stepmother once lived. Police say a scanner was used to pull the serial number from a transponder inside the leg. Zahra lost part of her leg due to a bout with cancer.
Zahra was reported missing October 9 and investigators believe she is dead.
A mattress found at a Caldwell County landfill last week is being tested for DNA and investigators continue to search the family’s home for other evidence.
Elisa Baker, the girl’s stepmother, remains in custody on obstruction of justice charges. Police say she admitted writing a bogus ransom note the day Zahra was reported missing. Meanwhile, Elisa Baker was indicted today on charges of obstruction of justice for writing a ransom note authorities believe was intended to throw the investigation of Zahra’s disappearance off. The grand jury indicted her yesterday. The indictment stated she “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did with deceit and intent to defraud a police investigation, obstruct justice by constructing and placing a false ransom letter and reporting an abduction of her step-daughter, Zarah Baker.”
Adam Baker was arrested and charged with a host of crimes, the most serious: assault with a deadly weapon. He has since bonded out of jail and has been released.
Police continue to search for Zarha and have searched the yard and home where the family lived on several occasions.