Burke County Sheriff John McDevitt told ABC this morning "He seems concerned. I don't know how sincere his concern is” then when asked if he believes Adam’s version of the story he replied, “I don’t”
10 year old Zahra Baker was reported missing Saturday morning after a bizarre series of events. Involving a fire and ransom note. The case now being treated as a homicide instantly got headlines across the globe. Elisa and Adam Baker both spent time living in Australia, where Zahra’s biological mother also lives, gave it an international appeal.
After reporting Zahra missing and claiming she had last seen her at 2:30am in bed, Elisa not so goth now Baker, was arrested quickly on outstanding warrants for fraud. Police arresting her so quickly prevented her from being able to concoct her story and in questioning she broke down, claimed she was the person who wrote the ransom note and immediately lawyered up.
Since Adam is also not cooperating with the investigation they have now turned their attention to him. As with all high profile cases, several people have come forward to spill the beans about this family. First it was family now neighbors all claiming they witnessed abuse.
Also, as reported here, Douglas Proctor Elisa’s son made a public plea for privacy. Privacy is a right given to those who deserve it. Even if Zahra was found alive and had run away and her parents had nothing to do with it, her family still let her down in the vilest of ways, by allowing violence to continue unabated for years.
Last night in a vigil Zahra’s relative tried to wash their hands of this by telling the media they reported the abuse to Social Services three separate times. The Charlotte observer quotes Lindsey Parker They tried. They really tried,"
I am sorry I don’t buy it. If you don’t see an abused child for weeks and you “knew something like this would happen” What the fuck people. Wake up. It is each and every one of your responsibility to protect beings that require protection, even if it is from someone who claims to love them and you.