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MySpace page yanked down for stepmother in missing girl case

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Elisa Baker (left) and the icon used on the MySpace page -- along with a skull and crossbones used as the background image. Elisa Baker (left) and the icon used on the MySpace page -- along with a skull and crossbones used as the background image.
Zahra is described as "The Dark Child" in this photo (Source: MySpace) Zahra is described as "The Dark Child" in this photo (Source: MySpace)
Zahra with an award from Granite Falls Elementary School (Source: MySpace) Zahra with an award from Granite Falls Elementary School (Source: MySpace)
Although her photo is not on the MySpace page, the writer describes herself as "gothic." This is a photo of Elisa Baker. Although her photo is not on the MySpace page, the writer describes herself as "gothic." This is a photo of Elisa Baker.

By Jeff Rivenbark - email & Rod Overton - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –The social network presence for a woman whose stepdaughter has gone missing has suddenly disappeared from the network that hosts it. This move comes just two days after the site was exposed and many comments were left on it for the woman now jailed on obstruction of justice charges.

The MySpace page for Elisa Baker, known as "GothicFairy6668" on the service, is now no longer accessible. Baker, who is called "a person of interest" by police in the case of her missing stepdaughter, had a very disturbing page on the service. It was filled with images of skulls and bones along with a song titled "Living Dead Girl" playing in the background.

Click here for full coverage: The Search for Zahra

Zahra Claire Baker, 10, was reported missing on Saturday by her father, Adam Baker, more than 12 hours after he claimed the child's stepmother, Elisa Baker, last saw his daughter sleeping. 

 Police say no one has seen the girl in the last month with the exception of her immediate family. Police are now calling the case a homicide investigation. 

Elisa Baker is being held on a $40,000 bond at a jail in Catawba County on a felony charge of obstruction of justice.

It appears Elisa Baker was on the social networking site  MySpace in which she calls her herself "gothicfairy6668." 

The creator of the page, however, went by "E'lesa" and says she is 42-years-old, which is the same age as Elisa Baker.

Orginally, the writer had not signed on since Friday, October 8, 2010, the day before Zahra was reported missing to police.  The "mood" of the page owner that day was listed as "Crazy." 

But, on a cached version -- still available here on Google -- the last sign on date has been moved up to Oct. 9. That could possibly be the day the site was taken down, although it is not clear. The "mood" of the page owner that day is also listed as "crazy."

On the page, there were several pictures featuring Zahra in which she is described as the writer's daughter.

The MySpace page had a black background which was covered with red skulls and crossbones.  Among the several pictures posted on the site is one of Zahra holding a certificate.  In one picture Zahra is described as "The Dark Child... lol!!!"

For hometown, the MySpace page listed, "Never, neverland."  The writer also listed Queensland, Australia for state and country.  The writer says she is a proud parent and a college graduate, but that can not be verified.

WBTV has learned that Adam Baker and Zahra are originally from Australia, but Elisa Baker is not.  Family friends tell WBTV the birth mother left Zahra when she was a baby. 

Zahra and her dad left Australia a couple of years ago.  Zahra's dad and Elisa Baker met online and got married within the last two years.

Under the "General" section, the writer says: "People often judge what they don't understand i [sic] myself prefer to be different.  There is no one out there I really envy.  I strive to be different in my own way,so if people [sic] stop and stare i [sic] think to myself god I feel sorry for them they are so scared to step outside the norm that they live in a constant bubble afraid to stand out and stand up for how they really feel.."

A blog posted by the writer on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, says she has four children and a husband who she met on the internet.  She says, "We have been together 2yrs [sic] and will be married 1 in July."

She also writes, "He has been by my side during some of the hardest points in my life, even when I wanted to give up.  I owe him everything, even though things are tough at the moment he keeps me positive.  Even when everyone else treats me like crap."

On Tuesday, June 16, 2009, the writer's blog said:  "One thing I have learnt [sic] this week is family doesn't [sic] mean anything. And no matter the good you do ppl [sic] only judge you for the bad.  See everyone makes mistakes in this life and I have made my share yet some ppl [sic] think they are perfect, never lie or do anything wrong.  And you kids rip your hear out.  It's a never-endin [sic] circle.  Now I understand what my mom use to tell me about family and friends.  I miss her so much."

Commenting on her appearance, the writer blogged on Sunday, February 22, 2009:  "I am so sick of people judging me by how I look.  I am gothic and proud of it… Maybe if everyone would stop judging people the world might be a better place. Then it's the doctors.. oh my god if you look a little different they think ur [sic] hooked on some sort of drugs when truth is I have enough health problems without that s--t [profanity edited].  I hate it, I cant [sic] see how our world has come to this and I don't [sic] understand why all the people from other countries want to come here… I'm E'lesa by god and that's [sic] who I am til I die."

On Saturday, September 13, 2009, the blogger wrote about her apparent illness.  She said, "Healthy people have no clue how lucky they are.  I swear I try not to complain too much but I have this freakin [sic] disease." 

She added, "…rare disease I have has no cure, only medication to try and slow the process." 

She says her disease prevents her from going outside which she hates because she likes being outdoors:  "…the sun causes flare ups which make things really worse.  Those of us with this disease hope one day for a cure to be found or at least a medication that really works."

Further down in this blog entry, the writer states "…I was diagnosed with brain cancer first time in 1990, then in 94 and again in 2006 which each time they gave me up for dead and prepared my family for the worst and I am still here but now I have something I can't even begin to control. How fair is that…"

Once again, Hickory Police have not said that Elise Baker is responsible for Zahra's disappearance, but we do know that she has been charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the case.  

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