October 27th, 2010
04:50 PM ET

Prosthetic leg believed to belong to missing N.C. girl

Investigators have found a prosthetic leg that they believe belonged to missing North Carolina girl Zahra Baker, Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said Wednesday.


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  1. derp

    Ha ha you know how to use the RERORT ABUSE BUTTON ..... TOO LITTLE TOO LATE....AS USUAL

    October 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RaleighMatrix

    The they had just lived into, they didn't enroll her into school. Telling neighbors Zahra was home schooled. Of all the people who tried to report the abuse, nobody ever saw the S-mom hit her physiaally.

    October 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RaleighMatrix

    The house they had just lived in, they didn't enroll her into school. Telling neighbors Zahra was home schooled. Of all the people who tried to report the abuse, nobody ever saw the S-mom hit her physiaally.

    October 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. y

    Alexa and Mandi, KARMA will get you in the end. So yuck it up while you can. Piece!

    October 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. y

    Derp will die

    October 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Michelle

    @ JustMe comment #49: Beautiful words that describe exactly how I feel! I wish you the absolute best and many blessings when you begin your family. You will probably be a wonderful mother. I have 2 teenage daughters and they are the most incredible blessing and gift to my life. It is very truly an honor and a priveledge to be a parent!

    October 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. big jim

    Derp, I know who you are your dead where you stand!

    October 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. what

    They all deserve to be shot or hung.we need to pass a law giving child killers and abusers the death penatly.shame on the statethis murder could been prevented if the state removed this child after people reported abuse.i will pray for her,and she is in god's kingdom.

    October 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Frankie Stewart

    my heart breaks for that little girl, going what she went threw for what?

    October 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RaleighMatrix

    Nancy Grace cried on the TV, reporting on this event. I think the whole nation cried with her.

    October 28, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. dupontrefugee

    Did they find any pirate booty or a treasure map in her fake leg? That would be cool. She's probably not dead, just using a peg-leg and working as slave labor at a Six Flags somewhere, or possibly as a seafood restaurant mascot.

    October 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chimpanzee

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does RHYME"
    - Mark Twain

    Someone mentioned the Lisa Steinberg abuse/death (NYC, 1987), & I did some research. I was aghast to find horrifyingly similar situation: signs of abuse (black eyes), PERSISTENT complaints by neighbors, people saying "everyone failed to protect this child":

    The City That Couldn't Save The Little Girl

    "In the months following the couple's arrests there were hundreds of stories about Lisa's life. The hostility toward the defendants was remarkable. Almost daily, the city's newspapers ran a story about Steinberg and Nussbaum. Repeated printings and airings of photos of a smiling and adorable Lisa generated sympathy for the little girl and antipathy for her parents."

    "Tenants at 14 W. 10th Street and neighbors were particularly vociferous. "Who protected this child?" one said. The New York Times interviewed a producer for the television show "20/20" who lived on the first floor of the Steinberg's building. "We reported it to all the proper agencies," she said. A neighbor who said she called a child-abuse hot line said responding investigators were unable to verify the charges. "They came and did an investigation and said there was no evidence of child abuse," "

    The above case had a twist: the monster (Joel Steinberg) beat up both his daughter (Lisa) & his wife (Hedda, successful writer). The physical abuse described is horrifying. Everything we are seeing with Zahra points to a couple of "monster parents": taking out their frustrations (losers in their own lives) on someone vulnerable. Absolute COWARDICE!!

    October 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Whisper

    I wish those dummies will feel the pain they put that young girl(Zahara Baker)through it takes a criminal and a really bad person I am so mad if I could pop through a screen then I would permanently handicap the mom and dad for what they did to that little girl

    November 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
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