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. RaleighMatrix

    Wow. This could be it. We need to bring this young lady home.

    October 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      A scared, helpless, handicapped little girl has most likely been murdered. What a great opportunity to show the world how hilarious you are.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      My reply was to Alexa's comment, not this one.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • amused123

      I so wish I could reach through these electrons and permanently handicap Mr. Derp. Perhaps cnn.com will ban his IP.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rob J. Sheldahl

    God Bless her soul. I pray that she did not suffer when they or who ever killed her. My heart Bleeds for the Mother in Austraila

    October 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      For the woman who abandoned her at 8 months and wasn't in her life after that???? All adults in this sweet angels life have failed her, ALL of them.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tammy

    How did this happen to this sweet girl? Why did people stand by when she was taking the abuse from her step mother? She went through hell to beat cancer and then

    October 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GK

    This really breaks my heart. I was hoping they could recover the girl safe. Both parents need to be put to death.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • DogKiller

      Just like dogs who kill or bite people get put down... so should people who kill people. I think the would would be a much better place if we just euphanized all the blood thirsty murdering slim in the world... dont you think?
      What ever happened to orphanages? Maybe if people would just drop off their children who they planned on killing... they wouldnt be sitting behind bars awaiting a needle in their arm... and the poor kid wouldnt be 5 feet deep in trash bins. Ugh... I'm so dissapointed that I'm the same species of these animals who do this criminal acts to these poor children. God save our souls and the souls of the misfortunate children who are born into utter hell.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sarah

    i feel so sorry for her and her family and friends who care about her and love her

    October 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. peggy

    I agree Savmar

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

    My deepest prayers to Zahra.
    But Seriously CNN, One Sentence? What an unbelievably crappy job of journalism. Congratulations CNN you just keep getting worse! Too bad this girl can't buy a news story! News is bought and sold in such a disgusting way. Stories like this matter even thought they may not have money to pay or writers to hand deliver a report. American brothers and sisters PLEASE snap out of it. Demand REAL news.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Still

      This is most likely the only information CNN has at the time. They are giving us what they do know while they look into it further and update us at that point.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • IdahoVandal

      There is a link under the sentence that says "FULL STORY"...click that for more information

      October 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pat

    From the videos of this girl, you could see the love in her eyes. She deserved so much better. It broke my heart from the start. And anyone on here that can mock or laugh at this story ir WARPED, and is bringing curses upon themselves.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curses?

      LOL – now you believe in Voodoo?

      Keep religion out of this please. This is about a missing kid, not your invisible sky-wizards.

      October 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Three Dog Mama

    If they have found the prosthetic leg, it will be such a shame. They can check the serial number in the prosthetic to find out for sure. I sure hope her witched step-mother starts to talk even more. This little girl never had a chance with a step-mother like that one.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. reni

    In ref.to alexa comment...how can you make such a stupid remark like that??dumas.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ralph

    This is so sad. Terribly sad. Unconsolably sad. If this young lady is gone, she is with her Lord. If she's been murdered, her murderer(s) will suffer for their evil.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sarah

    There is a special place in hell for the parents of the child who did this to her. I hope they suffer ten thousand times more for what they did to her. How could ANYBODY hurt a child – especially the victim of bone cancer and who was deaf. This is what the death penalty is for. Disgusting.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bama

    Some of these comments are as bad or worse than the person/persons who killed this child. What is the matter with you.You're disgraceful human beings.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marie Koslov

    Why do you allow Joy Behar to occupy space on your air? Her meaness and bitterness are disgraceful to Anderson Cooper. The poor woman has no talent, and no good looks. Maybe that is why she is so filled with hate.

    Thanks. M>K

    October 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. xsited1

    Why don't the parents come clean and stop wasting everybody's time? I'm guessing they know exactly where the body is. How incredibly sad.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
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