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Zahra Baker – More Sad News


Hickory Police Department received information from the NC State Bureau of Investigation lab concerning the remains found at the Dudley Shoals Road location in Caldwell County.

DNA evidence from bones found near the creek on Dudley Shoals Road matched a DNA sample taken from the Baker home.

Eleven warrants that consist of 121 pages were released Tuesday by order of Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Poovey.  The warrants reveal that during the searches police found human tissue, blood on walls and Zahra’s hearing aid parts.

During a polygraph exam, Zahra’s stepmother Elisa Baker was asked if she hurt Zahra. The examiner considered Elisa’s response as deceptive.

All of the warrants can be found at WBTV.  The pdf files are quite large!

The warrants do not indicate how Zahra died and prosecutors had hoped they would remain sealed as not to jeopardize the investigation.

Elisa Baker remains jailed on charges of obstructing the investigation. Zahra’s father, Adam Baker, is free on bond after being arrested on unrelated charges.

  1. FRG
    12/02/2010 at 11:23 am


    I am so shocked, I don’t know what to say. This is so creepy, inhuman! I just hope Zahra didn’t suffer before she died. I still can’t believe it.

    At this point in time, I can’t believe Zahra’s father knew nothing about his daughter being abused. Unless he was living under a rock. Adam lied about the last time he saw Zahra, so it pretty much made me believe he may have taken part in this horrible crime.

    Rest in peace Zahra!!! Now, they can’t hurt you anymore!

    I hope LE is collecting evidence to put the criminal, or criminals in jail forever.

  2. donchais
    12/02/2010 at 12:33 pm

    This little girl’s life was filled with pain and misery. There are still so many blanks that need to be filled in.

    Was she offered for sex in exchange for drugs? We may never know!

    There are just too many sad stories out there!

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