DETROIT (WWJ) – An Iraqi woman who once lived in Dearborn has been killed in an apparent hate crime.
Thirty-two-year-Shaima Alawadi was found brutally beaten and unconscious in her home outside of San Diego Wednesday with a note that read “go back to your country.”
She was put on life support and died in the hospital Saturday.
“The family is still in a psychological numbness, I guess … they still can’t believe that this is actually happening to them,”
Hanif Mohebi is the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“Our community needs to take any kind of threat seriously and report it, my understanding is that the family recieved some kind of a note, you know, a few weeks before that they kind of dismissed. It was along the lines of ‘you terrorists go back home’,” said Mohebi.
Alwadi leaves five children and a husband behind.
Police are searching for her killer.