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DA's Office Begins Reviewing 30,000 Pages In Zahra Baker Case

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Newton, NC -- The Catawba County District Attorney's Office started the process of looking through thousands of documents in the Zahra Baker case.

Zahra Baker was reported missing in October. Police later found some of her remains, including the prosthetic leg she used after an amputation resulting from bone cancer.

There are 117 DVDs with interviews and 65 CDs with documents and photographs, according to WBTV. In all, officials say there is about 30,000 pages of documents. The state was asked to help with the documents and possible store them on a server in Raleigh.

Eric Farr, a spokesman with the DA's Office, said "now we begin the process of evaluating this case to determine what evidence we have an what applicable charges can be filed."

Hickory Police Major Clyde Deal told WBTV there isn't a timetable for a decision.

"There is absolutely no reason to ruse this thing because there's not any second chances and we have to get it right the first time," Deal said.

Zahra's stepmother, Elisa Baker, is in jail on several worthless check charges and an obstruction of justice charge. No one has been charged in connection to her death.

WFMY News 2

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