The father of a missing disabled child in North Carolina said today that his wife, the child’s stepmother, could have been involved in the girl’s disappearance.
Zahra Baker of Hickory, N.C., has been missing since Saturday morning. The 10-year-old girl has battled bone cancer since childhood, and it has cost Zahra her hearing and her left leg.
Her stepmother, Elisa Baker, was arrested over the weekend on several charges unrelated to her stepdaughter’s disappearance. Police said that no one, including Elisa or Adam Baker, has been ruled out as a person of interest in the case and it appears “very unlikely” Zahra simply ran off.
Adam Baker told “Good Morning America” today he hadn’t “really seen” his wife since her arrest.
When asked if he believed his wife was involved in Zahra’s disappearance, Baker today said, “I wouldn’t like to think so. It’s kind of what I’ve heard so far. It could be possible.”