Remains of Zahra Baker Found

My condolences to those who loved and cared about missing child Zahra Baker.

Evidently, authorities will confirm that her remains were recovered in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Police will hold a press conference today at 4 pm for the formal announcement.


Thanks to JJ from Phila for the information.

Update: At the press conference, authorities stated that they believe they have recovered her remains, but are awaiting an official confirmation from medical professionals.


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Very sorry for the family but at least they have some answers and hopefully more to come.

swera said...

God this is very tragic, may she rest in peace and god help those who really cared for her!

obladi oblada said...

This case has gripped my heart harder than most.....all that little girl end like this. My heart goes out to her bio mom, who had been trying to find her and was so close to doing so right before she came up "missing". RIP dear little are safe now.

A Doc 2 Be said...

This case has made me sick; all the missing children cases do but this one particularly because she was already beyond fragile.

I do not understand, nor want to, the depravity of humans that could do anything so subversive to another - child or adult.

My consistent and fervent hope, is that those who did this to a youngster will find a similar and nasty end.

My condolences to those who really cared for the little girl; who really wanted her alive and with them.

Elena said...

Too sad for words...God rest her soul.

Stephanie Faris said...

So sad. I just can't even imagine. I told someone once that I would much rather have never had a child than to go through heartbreak like that, but I guess it's easy for someone who's never had a child to say that.

BobKat said...

I hadn't heard this news, though we expected it. Very tragic!

What I find most troubling is the personal suffering this child went through in her life... and the likelihood that whoever murdered her will claim they are the one(s) that suffered.

Senseless and selfish act. Very sad.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Very, very sad. Thanks for the update.

ladyfi said...

Oh, how very very sad. Who could do this to a little girl?

Hilary said...

What a totally heartbreaking story. Poor sweetheart.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Thank you for posting this update-- my TV station was all-consumed by this story my last two weeks on the job, and since I left the industry, I have been out of the loop.


Kristin said...

Why does such evil have to exist?

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

So so sad.

BobKat said...

Sadness doesn't pretend to describe this tragedy. The cruelty and lack of conscience human beings are capable of does. We're all at the nexus of what it is to be human... our environment, our natural resources,wild animals and our very existence are at stake.

We are at ware, but not against what we;re led to believe. We are at war within ourselves... and tragedies like this make clear what we're at war to end.

Senselessness, harm of other human beings.

The criminal justice System and justice are no longer enough. Chivalry is no longer a myth from the past - is not dead.

To be human is a gift from God. To abuse it and destroy others is truly a crime, and unacceptable.

Modern day news gives us most of the facts... but accepting those facts is what's important.

Stop the hurt. Stop believing in propaganda and start believing in reality.

The color of our skin, our religious beliefs, our use of natural substances, our sexual preferences - are not the issue. Harm to our children and fellow human beings are the issue.

It's time, to say no to hurt!

It's time to work together so we're not alone, and we're not to the point where such hurt to others can occur.

It's time we accept being human is to be civilized. It's time our laws reflect individuality, and our right to exist and live in our pursuit of happiness. We can't do that if we're dead, or incarcerated because we chose to use a "banned" plant.

It takes a village to survive... but not one governed by special interests.

Zahra Baker had a right to live... she had a right to be protected, to grow up.

We let her down. We make the laws. We were more concerned about proper behavior and less about dangerous behavior.

What happened to Zahra will be found to be negligence on the part of those who knew her. The question is - will knowing what went wrong change our behavior?

Not likely.

Sorry. I really don't believe we'll learn and make changes that will prevent the next senseless death of this kind.

We're human... we make mistakes and we don't learn quickly from those mistakes.

kathryn said...

As always, so incredibly sad. It's moments like this that make us hold our little ones a bit tighter...

WomanHonorThyself said...

I am so sorry Slam..what a horror..sigh.
God bless.

aconnectiontomyheart said...

Heartbreaking and painful to know..

ladyfi said...

Oh NO!" Not that lovely girl.

Selma said...

I feel so sad about that little girl. It's just awful. Sometimes the world seems like such a horrible place.

SuziCate said...

another breaks my heart. I had so hoped this one would not have this ending.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!