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Zahra Baker Update: Prosthetic Leg Found in Search for Missing Cancer-Stricken N.C. Girl

Zahra Clare Baker (Personal Photo)

HICKORY, N.C. (CBS/AP) Authorities searching for 10-year-old North Carolina girl Zahra Clare Baker, who lost a leg to cancer, say they have found a prosthetic leg at a home where the girl's stepmother once lived.

Hickory Police Maj. Clyde Deal said Wednesday that authorities are attempting to confirm the leg belongs to the child, who was reported missing Oct. 9. Authorities have said they believe the girl is dead.

Deal said the leg was discovered Tuesday afternoon near some brush.

Stepmother Elisa Baker has been jailed, accused of writing a fake ransom note for the girl. Father Adam Baker also is in jail and faces several charges, including writing worthless checks.

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