HICKORY, N.C. – The father of a disabled missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl told police he thought a fire set in his backyard was meant to distract him while kidnappers abducted his daughter.
Adam Baker's 911 call to police was released Tuesday. He reported Zahra Clare Baker missing in the call Oct. 9, more than eight hours after his yard was set on fire. Zahra has a prosthetic leg and uses hearing aids.
Baker told a dispatcher that someone poured gasoline in his company car and left a ransom note saying kidnappers had taken his boss' daughter, though she was safe with her family.
Police say Zahra's stepmother wrote the fake ransom note, and she has been charged with obstruction of justice.
Baker says during the call that he didn't know who abducted his daughter.