Virginia Muslim girl found dead near mosque

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Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl, was found dead near a mosque in Sterling, Virginia on Sunday, Washington Post reports.

Police believe Torres drove up to the group Nabra was a part of and then engaged into an argument with a male teen on a bicycle before driving onto a curb, prompting the group to scatter.

Soon after the teens noticed Torres, the illegal alien allegedly jumped a curb with his auto and got out of his vehicle and started chasing the teens while wielding a baseball bat.

Later, at about 15:00, police found the remains in a pond some three miles (five kilometres) from the scene of the incident, police said in a statement.

Sharon Bulova, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, expressed solidarity with the Muslim center and said a prayer vigil would held on Wednesday at a high school.

The illegal alien did not have any previous run-ins with ICE before he allegedly murdered Hassanen.

"He killed her because she's a Muslim - this is what I tell the detective", Mohmoud said.

Police have said that the killing of a Muslim girl in Virginia is being investigated as a road rage incident rather than a hate crime.

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John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. "What the investigators told the father and the mother, he hit her in the head and then he put her in the vehicle, and then he threw her in the water", Sherif said. The other teens got away, but said that Hassanen had disappeared. "That's what I told [the detective]".

Police said a baseball bat was recovered, but did not specify where it was found, according to NBC Washington.

Fairfax County Police charged Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling, Va. Monday with the murder of Nabra Hassenen.

"Her friends could not find her and police were called to help", said a Fairfax Country Police Department statement.

"Community members" saw the teenagers "and directed them to ADAMS Center", the faith organization said in their statement.

Was it a hate crime?

"It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth".

Hassanen was asked by The Guardian if he believed his daughter's Muslim religion was a factor in the attack. "I wouldn't rule it out until I see all of the evidence", Raymond F. Morrogh, the commonwealth's attorney for Fairfax County who is prosecuting the case, said. 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".

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