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TRAGEDY Alawadi’s Family Probed in Her Death Mike Blake / Reuters

Alawadi’s Family Probed in Her Death

When Shaima Alawadi was found bludgeoned to death last month near San Diego, many assumed it was a hate crime motivated by her Muslim roots because a note was left by her body calling her a terrorist. But now investigators are focusing on her family. Police believe Alawadi had plans to divorce her husband after talking with family members and finding legal documents in her car that indicated she was trying to leave the marriage. They are also looking into her daughter’s resistance of an arranged marriage.

April 5, 2012 8:22 PM