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Zahra Baker Skull Identified


101510-Zahra+BakerThe NC SBI Crime Lab, the state medical examiner and Marshall University in West Virginia used a DNA profile and have identified the skull found by a hunter on April 17, 2012 as that of young Zahra Baker.

Zahra was just 10 years old when she was killed and dismembered in September 2010 by her stepmother, Elisa Baker.

Chief of Police Tom Adkins said, “It brings up the tragedy of Zahra’s death and the life she lived before she was killed but it also gives us and the community a sense of finally bringing her home.”

Family in Australia have been notified and the remains will be returned to them

Elisa Baker is still waiting to be sentenced in a federal drug conspiracy case.



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  1. ritanita
    02/21/2013 at 3:18 pm

    I am only sorry it took nearly a year to identify. She will now be more at peace. God bless her.

  2. donchais
    02/21/2013 at 7:35 pm

    Sad people seem to have forgotten this beautiful and courageous little girl!

  3. Barbara
    02/22/2013 at 1:27 pm

    May she rest peacefully now, and her family get some sense of relief that she will be home.

    Poor baby.

  4. donchais
    02/22/2013 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you Barbara for remembering this sweet child and the awful ordeal her short life was!

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