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Zahra Baker Update: Stepmother in Case of N.C. Disabled Girl's Death Indicted for Bigamy

Zahra Baker (CBS/WBTV/Personal Photo)

Zahra Baker Update: Disabled NC Girl Died Two Weeks Before Reported Missing, Warrant States
Zahra Baker (Personal Photo)
NEWTON, N.C. (CBS/AP) The stepmother of a disabled girl who died under mysterious circumstances in North Carolina has been indicted on a charge of bigamy.

The indictment was released Tuesday. It accuses Elisa Baker of having married Zahra Baker's father when the North Carolina woman was still legally married to another man.

Court documents show Elisa Baker's marriage to Aaron Young ended in August 2009. The Associated Press has interviewed people who say they attended her marriage ceremony to Adam Baker more than a year before that in Australia.

In North Carolina, bigamy is a low-level felony.

Elisa Baker is currently jailed on charges of obstructing the investigation into her stepdaughter's disappearance last fall, allegedly by writing a false ransom note.  Adam Baker is free on bond after facing charges unrelated to his daughter.

No one has been charged with Zahra's death.

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  • Barry Leibowitz

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