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The disapperance of 10-year-old Zahra Baker from the community of Hickory gained international attention. Then, more than a month into the search, news of her death and
the gruesome details -- the young cancer survivor's body was dismembered and the
remains hidden across several rural areas -- shocked and angered many. People grieve
for the freckle-faced girl with the wide smile ... but they also want answers.

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MAP: Key events in the Zahra Baker case

DAY 1: Amber Alert issued for 10-year-old
Hickory girl

DAY 4: Missing girl's stepmother admits
writing ransom note

DAY 4: Relative: Zahra had 'horrible' home life
DAY 11: Missing girl's father says he believes
she's alive

DAY 13: Zahra's stepsister: Don't free my mom
DAY 25: Police: Prosthetic leg is Zahra's
DAY 25: Crime website claims it has Elisa
Baker letters

DAY 26: Bone found in search
DAY 35: Hickory police confirm remains
are Zahra Baker's

Officials with the city of Hickory and the Kiwanis clubs in Catawba County are looking for volunteers and sponsors to help build a playground this spring in Zahra Baker's memory.

Adam Baker has returned to his native Australia. And so has Zahra. Baker was deported earlier this month by immigration officials and was allowed to take his daughter's remains with him, Shell Pearce, one of Baker's defense attorneys, told the Observer on Monday.

Adam Baker, whose 10-year-old daughter was murdered in 2010, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being found guilty today in Caldwell County of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

Elisa Baker, who pleaded guilty last fall to murdering her stepdaughter, pleaded guilty in federal court today of conspiring to distribute painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs.

Elisa Baker, who pleaded guilty in September to murdering her 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra, has cut a deal with prosecutors on federal drug-trafficking charges.

A Hickory man is making a big donation to a playground being built in honor of Zahra Baker.

The N.C. Medical Examiner's office in Chapel Hill released the remains of Zahra Baker to a Hickory funeral home two weeks ago, according to a report by WBTV. The remains were cremated and given to Zahra's father, Adam.

Nearly three dozen laws took effect in North Carolina on Thursday, including legislation inspired by the death and dismemberment of Zahra Baker.

Nearly three dozen laws go into effect in North Carolina today, including legislation inspired by the deaths of a teenager and 9-year-old from the Charlotte region.

Hickory leaders broke ground Wednesday on a playground in honor of Zahra Baker on what would have been the girl's 12th birthday.

In a motion for change of venue, Adam Baker's attorney wrote that there is widespread belief in the county that Baker was 'criminally involved in his daughter's death.'

Adam Baker, whose wife pleaded guilty to murdering his 10-year-old daughter, Zahra, says he feels like a hostage.

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