Elisa Baker, serving up to 18 years in prison, told WSOC-TV Wednesday that she didn't kill her 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Baker, in 2010.
A skull found in April 2012 belongs to Zahra Baker, a 10-year-old Hickory girl who was killed and dismembered in 2010, the Hickory Police Department said Thursday.
The stepmother of Zahra Baker pleaded guilty Thursday to killing and dismembering the Hickory girl last year. She was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison.
The lead prosecutor in the Zahra Baker murder case has been arrested and charged with driving while impaired on the North Carolina coast.
The father of a slain North Carolina girl hopes to be able to return to his native Australia once his legal problems are resolved.
The stepmother of a 10-year-old disabled girl was indicted Monday on charges she killed the child and then desecrated her remains to cover up the slaying, according to court documents.
The stepmother of a disabled North Carolina girl whose mysterious death has been the focus of a monthslong police investigation was indicted Tuesday on charges of being married to two men at the same time.
Zahra Baker's stepmother has told police the disabled 10-year-old girl died more than two weeks before her parents reported her missing.
The stepmother of a slain Hickory 10-year-old has cut deal with prosecutors that eliminate the death penalty if she is ever brought to trial in the girl's disappearance, WBTV reported Friday.
Hundreds of pages of warrants related to the search for a Hickory 10-year-old were released Tuesday in response to a public information request by North Carolina news organizations, including WRAL News.
Adam Baker cried Tuesday night while watching a vigil for his daughter, Zahra Baker, and denied killing the 10-year-old, according to WBTV.
A community mourned the loss of a Hickory girl with a vigil on Tuesday - what would have been the child's 11th birthday.
"Investigators, agents, officers and staff who worked on this case are devastated that they were not able to find Zahra alive and bring her home safely," said Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins.
WBTV in Charlotte reported Thursday that search teams found "possible human remains."
Zahra Clare Baker was reported missing Oct. 9, and authorities say they believe she is dead.
The owner of the Hickory home said he is evicting the father of a missing 10-year-old girl, WBTV reported Tuesday.
A prosthetic leg that investigators found last week belonged to a 10-year-old Hickory girl who has been missing for more than three weeks, police said Monday.
The stepmother of a missing 10-year-old girl is cooperating with investigators who are searching in rural North Carolina for the disabled child or evidence in her disappearance, police said Tuesday.
Investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl said Tuesday that they have recovered a mattress from a Caldwell County landfill that they will examine for evidence in the case.
Investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old focused Monday on an area where her stepmother used to live.
Crime Stoppers groups have combined to offer a reward of up to $4,000 for information about the disappearance of a Hickory girl reported missing from her home Oct. 9.
Hickory police searching a Caldwell County landfill said Wednesday that they do not expect to find the body of a disabled missing 10-year-old girl, but are looking for evidence in the case.
The father of 10-year-old Zahra Baker told an emergency dispatcher he thought a fire set in his back yard might have been meant to distract him while kidnappers abducted his daughter.
Investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old have asked for medical records from her native Australia, including details on the prosthesis the girl received after losing a leg to bone cancer.
A missing 10-year-old Hickory girl was seen in public as recently as two weeks before she was reported missing, police said Saturday, narrowing an uncertain timeline that has hindered their investigation.
Hickory police said Tuesday they are shifting to a homicide investigation in the case of missing 10-year-old Zahra Claire Baker.
Zahra Baker's father said Monday that it could be possible that his wife is involved in the 10-year-old Hickory girl's disappearance.
Police dogs detected the smell of human remains on two cars at the home of a missing 10-year-old girl whose battles with bone cancer left her with a prosthetic leg and hearing aids in both ears, a search warrant said Monday.
Police booked Elisa Baker Sunday on charges unrelated to the disappearance of her 10-year-old stepdaughter, but said she has not been eliminated as a person of interest.
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a statewide Amber Alert on Saturday night for a missing Hickory girl.