On Saturday the father and stepmother of 10-year-old Zahra Clare Baker told police that they discovered she was missing. They also told police that one of them had seen the girl sleeping in her room hours earlier. But in a news conference, Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins hinted that the parents story didn’t add up. Then in a TV interview, Zahra’s father, Adam Baker, said that it was possible his wife could be involved in the disappearance, which was reported hours after a fire in the home’s backyard. The next day Elisa Baker was arrested on about a dozen charges unrelated to the girl’s disappearance.
Which leads us to today.
Police dogs detected the smell of human remains on two cars at the home of a missing 10-year-old girl. The document filed in a Hickory court didn’t indicate that police found any remains in their search. The warrant said the dogs detected the smell on a sedan and SUV belonging to the father and stepmother of Zahra Clare Baker.
It’s unclear when she was last seen alive.