Documents show Elisa Baker may have committed bigamy
By: Jennifer Moxley
LENOIR, N.C. – There’s news information in the Zahra Baker murder case. Court documents obtained by News 14 Carolina indicate Elisa Baker was married to two men at the same time.
The civil court papers filed in Caldwell County show Elisa Baker and her exhusband Aaron Young officially divorced Aug. 21, 2009. Young told News 14 Carolina that Elisa Baker said she filed for divorce in Australia but he filed in Caldwell County because he didn’t believe her.
Several sources confirm Elisa Baker and Adam Baker married in Australia in July 2008, including Adam Baker’s mother with whom they lived in Australia.
It’s a Class I Felony in North Carolina to commit bigamy. District Attorney Jay Gaither would not discuss the possibility of filing charges for bigamy. Hickory Police investigators are aware of the timeline.