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Two New Developments in Missing Girl Case PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:48

There are two developments in the case of the missing Hickory girl that police say they believe is dead.  After cordoning off a Caldwell County road earlier this week, police say they have recovered a bone that may be connected to the Zahra Baker case. Hickory Police would not confirm where the bone was found, according to the Winston-Salem Journal, other than saying that it was in Caldwell County, even after spending the majority of the day searching along Christie Road, off Pine Mountain Road east of Hudson in southern Caldwell County—the same area where Zahra Baker’s prosthetic leg was found last week. They blocked the road completely as investigators from the SBI, Hickory Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office searched, even draining a pond. The bone will now be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for testing. If it is determined that the bone is connected to the Zahra Baker case, it will go to the SBI lab in Raleigh for additional tests.

Meanwhile the owner of a crime-memorabilia website is selling two letters he claims he received from Elisa Baker saying that her stepdaughter, Zahra, is dead and that her husband did something “horrifying” after her death. The Hickory Daily Record reports Eric Gein claims he got from Elisa Baker, who is in jail, and quotes one of the letters, saying  “We didn’t really kill her but what he did after the fact is kinda horrifying,” also saying in one of the letters  “Makes me scared of him.” Zahra Baker—hearing-impaired walking with the help of a prosthetic leg— was reported missing by her father, Adam, on Oct. 9, and her story has attracted worldwide attention. Both Adam and Elisa Baker have denied any wrongdoing in the case. Gein is offering the letters for sale for $1,250 each, and says he says he believes that the letters are real.

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