Investigators Find Significant New Piece of Evidence in Case of Missing N.C. Girl

November 12, 2010

(ChattahBox U.S. News)—Police have found new evidence that “could be valuable” in the search for a 10-year-old North Carolina girl who has been missing since October 9, the Caldwell County, N.C. police said. It is unclear what happened to Zahra Baker, who suffered from bone cancer in the past, although her prosthetic leg was recently found and her stepmother admitted to writing a fake ransom note to throw off the investigation, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Authorities will not reveal what the new evidence is, although one source close to the investigation has indicated that searchers found human remains, the Observer notes. In addition, the girl’s father was returned to police custody in Zahra’s home town, but officials would not say why he was there.

Meanwhile, Zahra’s biological mother, who gave her up as a baby in Australia following a bout of post-partum depression, has arrived in North Carolina, the Observer reports. Zahra would have turned 11 next week.


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