Zahra Baker was murdered and dismembered.
Zahra, who had bone cancer that forced her to use a prosthetic leg and hearing aids, was reported missing by her father and stepmother Oct. 9. They said she was last seen in her bed at their home in Hickory.
Zahra was born in Australia and moved to North Carolina about two years ago, after her father, Adam Baker, met his soon-to-be wife, Elisa Baker, online.
Zahra's friends and relatives in Giru, Australia, described her as an outgoing, happy girl despite the cancer, and said she didn't want to come to the U.S.
"Investigators, agents, officers and staff who worked on this case are devastated that we were not able to find Zahra alive and bring her home safely," said Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins.
We want the death penalty for the murder of any child in any state in the United States to be carried out with in one year of being found guilty.
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