HICKORY, N.C. --Adam Baker has been deported back to Australia and has taken the remains of his murdered daughter with him, according to Baker's attorney.

Baker's lawyer said Monday that his client was deported two weeks ago. Baker's 10-year-old daughter, Zahra, disappeared from the family's Hickory home in the fall of 2010, and her remains were later found scattered across Caldwell County.

Adam's wife, Elisa Baker, has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for the murder of Zahra.

The case captivated the attention of communities here and in Australia. Her father moved to the United States from Australia to marry Elisa after the two met online.

Prosecutors said they don't think Adam Baker was involved in his daughter's death.
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