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Zahra Baker – The Horror Is Revealed


The family of Zahra Baker planned a public memorial on Thursday for the young girl. Drum Funeral Home in Hickory says it has decided to make the service private and hold it at a later date.

Could it be because of the horrific final hours the pretty, freckle-faced girl endured?

The search warrants that were supposed to be sealed were released yesterday and the details are beyond disturbing!

Elisa Baker Details Dismemberment Of Zahra

Details The Alleged Rape Of Zahra

A home in Hildebran was searched by investigators after an informant claimed 10-year-old Zahra may have been raped there. The documents allege that two men raped the girl and she had possibly been hit in the head. One of those men had a relationship with Elisa Baker, Zahra’s stepmother.  It is assumed the man had been her husband, Aaron Young, but she told people he was her brother.  The second man named is Lewis James Young.

Sheriff investigators in Burke County found a mattress with a dark stain on it lying on the ground at the home. They then turned that information over to Hickory police.

A polygraph test done on Elisa Baker showed deception when police asked whether she hurt Zahra. The test also showed deception when she was asked if she knew if anyone had done harm to Zahra and whether she knew who wrote the ransom note that was found the day Zahra was reported missing.

Was Zahra murdered and dismembered because of the alleged rapes?  She certainly was old enough to describe exactly what was done to her!

I can’t even begin to describe the rage and disgust I am feeling!  How Zahra was able to display that angelic smile in all her pictures is a mystery to me.



  1. Ritanita
    12/01/2010 at 8:13 am

    There is so much evil here, Donchais, I’m speechless.

  2. Barb2
    12/01/2010 at 9:29 am

    And I thought the Anthony family was evil; these people are making me sick to my stomach.

  3. sophie
    12/01/2010 at 9:54 am

    I simply cannot fathom why the husband is still walking around free. This story makes me cry every time I hear it. What a shame our society still has monsters like these in existence.

  4. Barb2
    12/01/2010 at 12:56 pm

    sophie – I also wonder why the husband is walking free, hopefully law enforcement is keeping a very close eye on him; both he and the wicked step-mother were in on this hideous crime. As I recall, LE found Zahra’s dna in both his and her’s vehicles.

  5. donchais
    12/01/2010 at 1:01 pm

    I believe both Elisa and Adam’s passports had to be surrendered because of the two being arrested – although not in connection with Zahra’s death.

    I also wonder if some ‘cat and mouse’ is going on!

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