Investigators Confirm Prosthetic Leg is Missing Girl's
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) —Investigators confirm prosthetic leg found in western NC belonged to missing 10-year-old girl.
Hickory Police Maj. Clyde Deal said searchers found the leg last week at a home where the stepmother of 10-year-old Zahra Clare Baker's once lived. The girl had an artificial leg because she lost hers to bone cancer. Zahra, who also uses hearing aids, was reported missing Oct. 9 and authorities believe she is dead.
Deal said the prosthetic leg was discovered Tuesday afternoon near some brush in Caldwell County.
The girl's father, Adam Baker, 33, was arrested last week. He is facing one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and failure to return rental property, two counts of communicating threats and five counts of writing worthless checks, authorities said. They are not related to his missing daughter's case.
Authorities in recent weeks have combed wooded areas and a landfill for evidence or her body.
Deal said Tuesday that Elisa Baker was taken earlier this week to a home where she once lived. At the time, he did not elaborate.
Hickory police also said investigators seized a mattress found by workers at a Caldwell County landfill. Deal said the mattress will be tested for DNA evidence.
THE QUESTION REMAINS FOR THE PARENTS- WHERE IS ZAHRA?