In an article posted on ABC News’ website at 3:44 PM (almost three hours before WNT went live), reporter Karma Allen wrote that, “ICE said in a statement Monday that they have filed a detainer on Torres, a citizen of El Salvador, for potential deportation as he is believed to be in the USA illegally”.
The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling on Monday identified the missing girl as Nabra. But a statement sent to CNN from the Virginia Lt. Governor’s office said that “detectives and relatives believe the body found is Nabra Hassanen“. The Fairfax County police declined to explain why they were not investigating the death as a hate crime.
The teenage girl, whose identity has not been released, was walking outside with a group of friends when she got into a dispute with a man in a vehicle at around 4 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
A community vigil will be held on Wednesday, June 21 by the South Lake Muslim Students Association in honor of Hassanen’s death. They contacted the police and reported that Hassanen was left behind. He said that he believes the killer targeted his daughter and her friends due to their clothing, which identified them as Muslim: “He followed the girls, and all of them had headcloths, meaning they are Muslim, and he had a baseball stick”.
“Immediately thereafter, the ADAMS’ personnel notified both Loudoun County and Fairfax County authorities who immediately began an extensive search to locate the missing girl”, mosque officials said in a statement. Police said they arrested Torres after a search.
Arsalan Iftikhar, an global human rights lawyer and commentator who attended the midnight prayer service, said the teen was “apparently beaten to death by this man”.
The search continued until around 3 p.m. when the body of a female was found in a pond in Sterling. The other teens got away, but said that Hassanen had disappeared.
A United States man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities said.
A bad murder of a Muslim teenager inspired many on the left to blame President Trump and Islamophobia, but the narrative collapsed when more was learned about the murderer captured by police.
Two separate fundraisers – one through GoFundMe, another with Muslim crowdsourcing page LaunchGood – started after news broke of Nabra’s murder have raised over $50,000. Hussein’s brutal murder adds to a series of Islamophobic incidents that have been on the rise in America, especially after Donald Trump came to power in January. Police attribute the killing to “road rage”, but the Muslim teen’s parents blamed Islamophobic racism in statements to The Guardian and The Washington Post. They were walking back from a McDonald’s restaurant when they encountered Martinez, said Tawny Wright, a Fairfax police spokeswoman.
Because Hassanen was a Muslim, many on social media assumed that her heinous murder had something to do with her religion. “I lost my daughter, my first reason for happiness”.
Road rage was the apparent motivation behind the killing of a Reston teenager on Sunday, according to Fairfax County police.