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Amber Alert issued for Hickory girl

Posted October 9, 2010 8:39 p.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2010 8:31 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a statewide Amber Alert on Saturday night for a missing Hickory girl.

Zahra Claire Baker, 10, is described as a white girl, about 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighing 85 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She is hearing-impaired. She was wearing a camouflage Army T-shirt and black knee-length tights, and she has a prosthetic left leg below the knee.

Hickory police said the girl's father and stepmother reported her missing at about 2 p.m. Saturday. She was last seen sleeping in her bedroom at 21 21st Ave. NW in Hickory at about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Police didn't release any information about her abductor.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or call 911 or *HP.