The Search Continues for Zahra Baker

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Zahra's stepmother, Elisa Baker, 42, remains in a Hickory, NC jail for lying to authorities and leaving a fake ransom note for Zahra's return. She admitted to compiling the one million dollar ransom note in an effort to send law enforcement in another direction as they began to search for her. The ransom note was addressed to her husband's employer and reads, in part, ''we have your daughter and your pot smoking red head son is next unless you do what is asked 1,000,000 unmarked (sic)''. Further complicating the search is that no one knows exactly how long Zahra has been missing. Her father and stepmother say she was not in her bed a week ago, but others believe she could have been missing for months since they were new to the area.

Cadaver dogs have hit on scents in both of the family's vehicles as well as a wood chipper and other specific areas were located on the property of Adam Baker's employer. Police have said he is not being cooperative and they believe the little girl is dead.

Family members have said they agree that Zahra is no longer alive. Neighbors have said they called child protective services ''numerous times'' after witnessing abusive behavior. One neighbor said she witnessed Elisa Baker ''slapping her and cursing her'' on more than one occasion. A photo listed on her MySpace page refers to her stepdaughter as ''the dark one''. Another animated photo has a caption that reads, ''We are going to hell and I'm driving the bus''.

Adam Baker has said it was possible his wife had something to do with Zahra's disappearance. Law enforcement remains committed to searching ''every piece'' of the current properties under suspect.

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