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Murdered Australian schoolgirl Zahra Baker’s memorial desecrated

The memorial for murdered disabled Australian schoolgirl Zahra Baker has been vandalised with rotting fish.

The memorial for murdered disabled Australian schoolgirl Zahra Baker has been vandalised with rotting fish.

Locals reported the area in Hudson, North Carolina to authorities after they noticed a foul odor and when inspected at least 20 dead were discovered at the site, reports AAP.

The Caldwell Journal reported on Sunday that a truckload of sand had to be tipped on the area to quell the “unbearable and sickening” smell.

Wagga Wagga-born Zahra, who was deaf and had a prosthetic leg after losing it to a childhood cancer, went missing in 2010 when she was 10-years-old.

Soon after her tortured and dismembered body was found in North Carolina bushland and her American stepmother, Elsa Baker pleaded guilty to second degree murder in 2011.

Baker was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Zahra’s Hudson shrine, which is normally the site of flowers and teddy bears, has been targeted by vandals and thrives in the past, reports AAP.

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