The sad, strange Zahra Baker case

There’s more news in the heartbreaking case of Zahra Baker, the disabled Australian girl who was reported missing in North Carolina on October 9, 2010. Police confirmed that they found her remains in several different locations on November 15, 2010. But the girl’s stepmother, Elisa Baker, told authorities that she died two weeks before being reported missing, and the girl’s father, Adam Baker, cut up the body.

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that Elisa Baker had been married seven times, and was married to more than one man on several occasions. One of Baker’s previous husbands was Aaron Young. Documents released in January indicated that a woman claimed the Bakers and Young participated in an online role-playing game involving a “chainsaw massacre.”

For more information:

AP Exclusive: Zahra stepmom’s marriages overlapped on

Stepmother: Zahra Baker’s dad cut up her body on

NC police confirm Zahra Baker is dead, investigations will continue on

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yes she had emailed her mother and said she was going to stop her kids from talking back to her = i think there was opportunity for somebody to do something here…she was prolly over medicated like half the freakin world is now adays….

People don’t realize that those meds do more harm than good. I know so many people on them, and they never feel good. In fact, most have worse tempers than ever. They treat the symptoms…but the ’cause’ is still there.
The only way is to get professional help. People spend tons of money on alcohol, food, shopping….for “stuff”…but are so reluctant to pay for a professional to help them resolve deep rooted issues that can totally RUIN their entire journey on this earth!

yep 2b I have ended a long friendship with a friend because of drugs (pills) I am scared of her now…and she can go to any doctor and they just write scripts – she is a walking time bomb – she wont listen to me – she cant sleep – cant eat – cant sit still – anxious – depressed but swallows hand fulls of pills – I mean really she has destroyed her self with pills and i refuse to be a part of it anymore…..

The worst cases, are like what Henry is talking about with his friend, a woman who goes “doctor shopping” and get pills for this and pills for that (polly-pharmacy) from multiple doctors, pain pills, antidepressants, antianxiety medication, and combined with street drugs and booze—a fatal combination many times.

This stuff makes me ill. That poor child….what is wrong that we can’t protect these kids? So many people failed her along the way….

My daughter has visitation with her psycho dad. She does not want to see him anymore, but she is only 12, and apparently in our state we have to wait until 14 before the child can go into court and ask for what she wants.

He only uses her to get back at me and she is at the age now where she realizes that. She is not allowed to show any emotion there except happy, because of course, any child of his has to be happy all the time, otherwise he is not father of the year, which he keeps trying to pretend to be. He does not feed her well, he abuses her animals in front of her, he does not clean and the house is so dirty she will not take a shower there, he isolates her also except for maybe a trip to the grocery store…..

She wants to see her friends and hang with her peers. He wants to keep her to himself and isolate her inside his dark tiny dirty home when he has her.

I’ve talked to lawyers and counselors and abuse advocates, and apparently, my hands are really tied on this, and I don’t understand it. Why doesn’t anyone in the justice system care that this child is being emotionally, verbally abused and physically neglected over there? Why, when I called CPS one time for a bruise, was I told they don’t even get involved unless there is blood and/or broken bones? What the hell is wrong with this society?

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