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Skull found last April confirmed to be Zahra Baker

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HICKORY, N.C. — The SBI has confirmed a skull found in Caldwell County last April has been identified as that of Zahra Baker, WSOC is reporting.

The skull was found by a hunter in the woods off N.C. 268 in Caldwell County on April 17.

Baker was killed in 2010 and her stepmother pleaded guilty in 2011 to second degree murder.

Zahra’s father, Adam Baker, returned to Australia last January with his daughter’s remains that had been recovered.

The State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the Medical Examiner’s Office assisted in the recovery last year.