Missing Persons: How You Can Help

Every year, thousands of people go missing in the United States. Many are never heard from again. Below are a few of the people police are looking for. Find out how you can help bring them home.

Asha Degree

Zahra Baker

Zahra Baker, 10, was reported missing from her Hickory, N.C., home on Oct. 9, but police have not been able to find anyone outside the girl's immediate family who has seen her in weeks. The girl lost her left leg and hearing in a childhood battle with cancer.

Zahra's stepmother, Elisa Baker, was arrested on unrelated charges and later admitted to writing a ransom note demanding $1 million in connection with the case.

On Oct. 12, Hickory police chief Tom Adkins struggled to keep his composure when he announced that he was canceling the Amber Alert for Zahra and turning the investigation into a homicide case.

But police are still seeking the public's help.

The Hickory Police department requests that anyone with information regarding the case call the station at (828) 328-5551.

Asha Degree

Asha Degree

Ten years ago, on Valentine's Day, North Carolina 9-year-old Asha Davis disappeared.

Her father last saw her asleep in bed at 2:30 a.m. Then a motorist claims to have spotted her on the road outside at 4 a.m.

"There's no clues," Asha's mother Iquilla Degree said. "There's nothing."

Police said they believe Asha simply packed her backpack and started off down the road in the middle of the night. Several motorists past her, but no one stopped to check on her. Eighteen months later, Asha's book bag was found, wrapped in trash bags -- 26 miles away. But still no sign of Asha.

CLICK HERE to see a picture of what Asha may look like today. If you know anything about Asha's disappearance the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office asks you contact them at 1-704-484-4822.

Susan Powell

Susan Powell

The 28-year-old Utah mother has been missing since Dec. 7, the day after her husband Joshua Powell loaded up the couple's two young sons on a late night camping trip. West Valley City police say her purse and wallet were left at home.

Police have named Joshua Powell a person of interest in the case and many have expressed skepticism about his story of camping in the freezing Utah woods. Powell hired Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney Scott C. Williams, who most recently represented Elizabeth Smart's accused kidnapper, Wanda Barzee.

Friends and family say Powell was a devoted mother and would never have willingly left her children. The couple was known to have had marital and financial problems, but those who knew them say they had been working out their differences and had seemed happier in recent months.

"I'm trying to stay busy and not think about it," Kiirsi Hellewell, Susan Powell's best friend, told ABC News. "But I don't see how there's any way she can still be alive."

CLICK HERE to read more about Susan Powell's disappearance. If you have any information about Susan Powell, contact West Valley City Police at (801) 840-4000.

Lindsey Baum

Lindsey Baum

The disappearance of 10-year-old Lindsey Baum has shaken her McClearly, Wash., community.

The sixth-grader disappeared the evening of June 26 as she walked home from a friend's house around 10 p.m. It was a 10-minute walk along a densely populated suburban street.

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