Tuesday, October 12, 2010
10 Year Old Zahra Baker Still Missing
The missing persons case of Zahra Baker suddenly has a very familiar and troubling pattern of conflicting stories and a parent with outstanding warrants for theft.
In an amazing similarity to the Caylee Anthony case no one is certain when the last time they saw the home schooled Zahra Baker.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Hickory police reported on Monday morning that there have been no new developments in the search for the 10-year-old girl who has been missing since at least Saturday.
"There are a lot of answers that I just don't have now," Adkins told reporters. "There are some key questions that we're trying to get answers to."
Investigators said Sunday instead of focusing on a possible abduction, they were taking a closer look at the home where Zahra, who has a prosthetic leg and a hearing disability, disappeared from Saturday.
Zahra's father, Adam Baker, said during a morning TV interview that it was possible his wife could be involved in the disappearance, which was reported after a fire in the home's yard.
Elisa Baker was arrested Sunday on about a dozen charges unrelated to the girl's disappearance.
A reporter saw what appeared to be remnants of clothes among burned branches from the fire at the house.
The search warrant said that police responding to the fire early Saturday found what appeared to be a ransom note addressed to Adam Baker's boss on the windshield of Baker's car.
Police began searching for the girl Saturday afternoon, and the FBI, SBI and U.S. Marshals Service joined the case Sunday.
The girl's stepmother, Elisa Baker, was named a person of interest because of inconsistencies discovered during the investigation, police said.
Zahra Baker and family member
Zahra and her step sister Brittany
Zahra Baker on the left
The above photos were lifted from Ms. Baker's gothic skull and cross bones themed myspace page where she referrers to herself as "Miss Gothic Fairy" living in Queensland Australia.
Musical selections on her play list include Rage Against the Machine's Killing in the Name.
Zahra uses hearing aids, which were left at the house. She is white, approximately 5-foot-1 and weighs 85 pounds. She is home-schooled, police say.
Anyone with information about Zahra Baker should call Police at 911, or the FBI at (202)324-3000
Cedar Posts: From the tone of the myspace page there is something mildly troubling about a 40 year old mother going gothic, but what really concerns me is the small blog entries.
"One thing I have learnt this week is family really doesnt mean anything. And no matter the good you do ppl only judge you for the bad. See everyone makes mistakes in this life and I have made my share yet some ppl think they are perfect, never lie or do anything wrong. And your kids rip your heart out. Its a never-endin circle. Now i understand what my mom use to tell me about family and friends.I miss her so much."
"You know after doing some serious thinking I have a few things I would like to comment on. First off I am so sick of people judging me by how I look.I am gothic and very proud of it, all i hear is you'll grow out of it one day or when you gonna be normal,well first of, its something ur born into so you dont just grow out of it and to me this is normal. I hate it, I cant see how our world has come to this.and i dont understand why all the people from other countries want to come here. This country lives on lies we arent free nor do we look after our people here. truth is we suck."