Muslim Female Killed Walking To Mosque For Ramadan Prayers

A body of a young woman, who authorities believe to be Nabra Hassanen, 17, was found Sunday in a pond in Sterling, Virginia, police said.
“While the episode has shaken the local Muslim community, Fairfax police say they are not investigating the girl’s killing as a hate crime.
The same day police arrested a 22-year-old Sterling man after a traffic stop and charged him with her murder, said Tawny Wright, spokeswoman for Fairfax County Police.
Story highlights Police have said they are not investigating the slaying as a hate crimeThe attack happened during Ramadan, raising concerns in the Muslim community(CNN) A Muslim teenager is missing and believed dead after she was abducted by a man as she and her friends were walking to a suburban Virginia mosque for Ramadan prayers, police said.
Authorities are waiting for the medical examiner to make a final determination of the girl’s identity and how she died before releasing her name, Wright said.

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