Zahra Claire Baker
James Nix  /  AP
FILE - This May 2010 photo shows Zahra Clare Baker, 10, getting a hearing aid during an event at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C. Police said, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, that they discovered new evidence in Baker's disappearance. Police have found an artificial leg that belonged to the girl and are testing a bone to see if it is Bakers. (AP Photo/The Independent Tribune, James Nix, File)
updated 11/12/2010 10:59:12 AM ET 2010-11-12T15:59:12

Police are going to discuss new evidence in the case of a disabled North Carolina girl who has been missing for more than a month.

The Hickory Police Department's briefing Friday afternoon comes after investigators uncovered the new evidence earlier this week. They have not said what they found.

Ten-year-old Zahra Baker has been missing since Oct. 9, and authorities think she's dead. Police found her artificial leg and are testing a bone to see if it is hers. Zahra lost her left leg to bone cancer and uses hearing aids.

Her stepmother, Elisa Baker, has been charged with obstruction of justice.

The girl's father, 33-year-old Adam Baker, was arrested on charges unrelated to Zahra's disappearance.

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