Episode 22 - The System Failed Zahra Baker

October 9th, 2010 - An Amber Alert was issued for Zahra Baker, a 10 year old girl from Hickory, North Carolina. She was last seen sleeping in her room at 2:30am. Her father and stepmother reported her missing at 2pm that same day. The last time anyone else reported seeing her was two weeks earlier…

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Episode Sources:

“Amber Alert issued for Hickory girl”

“Stepmother of missing Hickory girl arrested”

“Police dogs smell remains at home of missing child”

“Hickory girl's disappearance now homicide case”

“Police release 911 call in girl’s disappearance”

“Landfill searched for evidence in missing Hickory girl's case”

“Search for missing Hickory girl moves to new location”

"Police: Prosthetic leg belonged to missing girl”

“Family of missing 10-year-old girl evicted”

“Police: Remains of missing Hickory girl found”

“Warrants: Two men may have been involved in Zahra's death”

“Report: Zahra Baker's stepmom cuts deal to avoid death penalty”

“Warrant: Hickory girl died weeks before reported missing”

“Stepmother of Zahra Baker faces bigamy charge”

“Stepmother indicted in death of disabled NC girl”

“Stepmother gets up to 18 years in prison for killing Hickory girl”

“Elisa Baker denies killing stepdaughter”

“Zahra Baker basics: Complicated case still resonates with community”

KIWANIS PARK ZAHRA BAKER ALL CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND

“Inside the Zahra Baker case with investigator who identified remains”

“What happened to Zahra Baker?”

“Zahra Baker's birth mother speaks for the first time”

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Intro Music:

She-Wolf In My Heart (bonus) by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution License.

Outro Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.