10-Year-Old Zahra Baker May Have Been Raped

DNA tests confirm that remains are hers
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2010 6:04 PM CST
A May 2010 file photo shows Zahra Clare Baker, 10, waiting to get a hearing aid at an event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.   (AP Photo/Independent Tribune, James Nix, File)
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(Newser) – Rough development in the case of murdered 10-year-old Zahra Baker in North Carolina: Unsealed court documents show that the disabled girl may have been raped by two men and then dismembered in the family bathtub, reports AOL News. A confidential source told police that one of the men had "some kind of relationship" with the girl.

Other unsealed documents detail how stepmother Elisa Baker had directed police to sites where human remains—later identified with DNA testing to be Zahra's—were found. No charges have been filed in the girl's death. Elisa Baker is being held on obstruction charges and Zahra's father, Adam Baker, was released on bond on charges unrelated to her death. Click here for more, or see the Hickory Daily Record.

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