Hickory NC-As a community of people mourn the death of Zahra Baker, a couple of questions seem to be on everyone’s mind. Just what happened in the last days of the childs life, and how did this sweet innocent child die? The police in Caldwell County have recovered human remains of what they believe to be of Zahra Baker’s. The police was lead to the area by Zahra’s stepmother, who has recently been cooperating with the police in finding Zahra. The stepmother has been in jail on related charges to the child’s disappearance. She is charged with trying to throw police off with a fake ransom letter. Adam Baker has been charged on other unrelated charges.
According to WRAL, Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins gave this emotional statement “I’ve been dreading this moment from early on in the investigation,” said Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins, he explained that investigators matched the bone with the child’s DNA. “We have recovered enough physical evidence to think we have found Zahra.”
From early on the police had doubt in Zahra’s step-mother and father’s explanations of the child’s disappearance. No one other than the parents had remembered seeing Zahra alive for weeks. There was also an early morning fire that was suspicious at the house before Zahra was reported missing.
Zahra, who had cancer was forced by the disease to use a prosthetic leg and hearing aids. She was reported missing by her parents Oct. 9. Their report said the child was last seen in her bed at their home in Hickory, approximately 50 miles northwest of Charlotte.
Zahra was born in Australia and moved to North Carolina about two years ago. She was given to the father by her birth mother because of post-partum depression. Adam Baker met Elisa online and moved to North Carolina with Zahra to marry Elisa. Friends and family of the young girl described Zahra as happy and outgoing, despite of her illness. Her family in Australia said that Zahra never wanted to come to the US.
The Caldwell County Police department are continuing their seach for answers in the death of the young girl. Hopefully, this town and Zahra’s friends and family will get the answers they need. This is a very sad ending for such a beautiful little girl.