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. donna

    God needed another beautiful angel May she rest in peace

    October 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AutumnLight

    With this discovery, I feel that finding out what happened to her is so much closer. What a sad story for this child.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lin McKay

    I pray for this young girl. What a horrible life she has lived. If her father and stepmother are responsible may they find justice a hard one. To think the father denied the birthmother a role in this precious child's life while the father did nothing to protect the gift he was given. He may even be the one to take her life. If she has left this earth she is in a better place where she will be whole, she will be loved and treated as the special person she is.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. IgnoRanter

    All adults in close proximity of Zahra failed her miserably, from her father, step-mother, mother, and neighbors. The neighbors never reported the abuse because, most likely, Zahra was different with her prosthetic leg and hearing aid. The father and neighbors did not contribute to her physical abuse, but they did neglect her because of her disability and differences. I've seen this before where people ignore the physically different or disabled even when the disabled are being physically abused to the point of torture. It's a very sad state of affairs, and I hoped that Zahra will be found safe and alive, but I know she went to another place.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sara

    Derp, I hope someone finds you in the trash. It would be a million times better than what you deserve. God, I hope you're not able to procreate.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Amy

    What a horrible thing to happen to such a beautiful little girl who had already been through so much in her short life. I wish this story would turn out to have a happy ending, but it looks like it won't. 🙁

    October 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. shetpa

    So what happens when you lose a leg and your hearing? Going to laugh then?

    October 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sammy

    CNN: Why isn't anyone moderating this site and throwing off horrific statements about the disabled?

    October 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sarah

    @derpdiggler all children no matter the handicap are special and wonderful i feel so sorry for all the pain she must have went through and to say that a child with a handicap is a embarrassment is sad and sick

    October 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. shetpa

    nevermind. his post was deleted. jerk.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. D23

    What burns me the most is that there were people who suspected, or knew that she was being abused/neglected and chose to do nothing. May guilt forever rest on their souls. This world is turning into a complete dump. SMH.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. shetpa

    Go away.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mom29

    IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!! FOR ALL SAYING THAT SHE IS DEAD, HOW DO U KNOW? WERE U THERE WHEN SHE WENT MISSING? NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING MORE THAN LAW ENFORCEMENT! JUST PRAY FOR HER SAFE RETURN OR WHEN U HEAR/READ OTHERWISE...GIVE THE GIRL AND HER FAMILY THE RESPECT!

    October 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. shetpa

    @dogkiller, pretty judgemental for someone with a name like yours.

    October 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. elle

    Derpdiggler you are absolutely disgusting and im pretty sure will be going to hell after that ugly comment you made. YOU ARE AN EMBARRASMENT TO THE HUMAN RACE! Your sick and the only one who should go in the trash is YOU!!!!

    October 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
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