"He seems concerned," Burke County Sheriff John T. McDevitt said. "But I don't know how sincere his concern is."
Zahra was reported missing about 2 p.m. Saturday. Police have said her father and stepmother reported she was last seen sleeping in her bed about 12 hours earlier, at 2:30 a.m.
But Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said Tuesday authorities have been unable to find anyone outside Zahra's immediate family who has reported seeing her in the past month, and investigators are not sure how long she has actually been missing. He told reporters an Amber Alert issued after the girl was reported missing was being canceled, and the investigation has shifted from a possible abduction into a homicide probe.
Investigators were searching where Adam Baker worked north of Hickory, said Nancy Webb, who lives next door to the site, on Tuesday.
I don't do signatures. Blondes, brunettes, and red heads are a different story.
Sad story. That poor little girl never had a chance.
This story makes me sick. Survives cancer and still has to endure abuse from her parents. I'm going to go ahead and be judge and jury and say they are guilty of murder among other things and sentence them to a lifetime of torture and abuse, medieval style.
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