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Zahra Baker's Stepmother Writes Her Husband "Knows What Happened" to Missing Girl; Is Letter Real?

Zahra Baker (Personal Photo)
Zahra Clare Baker Update: Stepmother Wrote Letters From Jail,
Zahra Baker (Personal Photo)

NEWTON, N.C. (CBS/WBTV) The stepmother of missing North Carolina 10-year-old Zahra Clare Baker reportedly wrote incriminating letters from her jail cell that point in the direction of the girl's father.

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In the handwritten letters which were obtained by CBS affiliate WBTV, Elisa Baker discusses everything from Halloween to the disappearance of her stepdaughter.

Although Baker does not say what happened to Zahra or where she might be, she implies that her husband Adam Baker knows more than what he is telling authorities.

"He knows what happened to Zahra and yet I'm the one in here at least for now," Baker writes in the letters that also have spiders drawn on them and phrases like "Vamps Rule!" and "Be part of the freak show!"

The owners of Serialkillersink.net, which features interviews and letters from serial killers, told WBTV that they reached out to Elisa Baker while she was incarcerated for obstruction of justice and began a pen pal relationship.

"We don't doubt the authenticity of it [the letters]," Jessika Gein, one of the owners of the website, told WBTV.

Gein says her husband used a pseudonym when he wrote to Elisa Baker and guarantees the letters' authenticity, saying, "if we write to that person and we get something back and it's stamped by the prison or the jail, the envelope, then we pretty much know it's legit."

However, after reading the letters, those who still hold out hope that Zahra is alive may not want to believe they are real.

Elisa Baker allegedly writes disturbing details regarding the young girl's disappearance, and again blames her husband, writing, "we really didn't kill her but what he did after the fact is kinda horrifying."

In another letter she writes, "Zahra isn't missing. The cops know where she is and what he has done. That's right what he has done."

According to Gein, police know about the letters and believe it is possible they are real, however, they don't have them.

The child who wears hearing aid and has a prosthetic leg as a result of her struggle with bone cancer was reported missing Oct. 9.

The investigation into Zahra Clare Baker's disappearance in Catawba County, N.C. is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

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