Invisible Children

Zahra Baker

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Zarah Baker

Zahra Baker, a ten year old cancer survivor and amputee living in North Carolina, was reported missing in October 2010. When allegations of child abuse had surfaced the previous year, her parents had withdrawn her from public school at the end of the term, telling officials that they were going to homeschool her. They never filed the required homeschooling paperwork with the state. Zahra’s dismembered body was found in November, and the date of her death was determined to have been late September. Her stepmother, Elisa Baker, is being charged with her murder.

Date: September 24, 2010
Location: Hickory, North Carolina

Documents: Date:
Amber Alert Update 2010-10-12
No Home-School Record for Zahra 2010-10-14
What happened to Zahra Baker? 2011-05-23