The media won’t dare mention if the perp is Muslim but they clearly identify the victims as Coptic Christians. via Gruesome double murder, men decapitated and hands cut off | 7online.com. h/t Jihad Watch
JERSEY CITY (WABC) — There’s a gruesome double murder mystery in New Jersey.
Police say who did it’s not a mystery because someone is under arrest but the mystery is why the accused killer cut of two men’s heads and hands.
The victims are reportedly from Jersey City, but their remains were found buried in a town southwest of Philadelphia.
The two victims were found buried in a back yard in Buena Vista, New Jersey last Thursday.
Monday, police announced an arrest.
28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim is in custody.
Investigators say Ibrahim shot and killed the victims, severed their heads and hands, and buried the remains at a Buena Vista house.
Back in Jersey City, friends of the victims are praying that police will have the answers to the questions that now haunt them.
Privately some wonder if it had something to do with the victims’ religion.
“I leave it for the police and the investigation,” said Samy Hohareb, the victim’s friend.
So far, police have not revealed a motive for the grisly murders as the suspect sits behind bars, waiting for his day in court.
During the investigation, troopers learned Ibrahim had driven the Mercedes in which he shot the men to Philadelphia and attempted to set it on fire Wednesday but was interrupted by city police. Ibrahim fled in another vehicle and was chased by police, but got away, State Police said.
He was tracked over the weekend to the apartment in Bayonne.
Wilson said Ibrahim was already wanted by authorities in Jersey City in connection to an armed robbery last year. He said State Police were unsure of a motive and declined to release more specifics about how the crime unfolded, the weapons used or who tipped them off.
The Buena Vista Township property was purchased in 1995 by Maged and Khaled Ibrahim, and was transferred in 2011 to Tarek Ibrahim, according to Atlantic County property records. Their relationship to Yusuf Ibrahim was unclear from public records.
Ibrahim was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of desecration of human remains. He was being held in Atlantic County Jail on $3 million bail. An attorney for Ibrahim could not be reached for comment. The State Police said they are still determining if anyone else was involved.
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Abdelrehim said Ibrahim came to the United States from Egypt when he was a child and worked as a waiter, construction worker and at other jobs.
“When I opened my door to him there was no violence, nothing that would make you suspect he would harm anyone . . . I never saw him with a gun or with any weapon,” said Abdelrehim. “Maybe it was the victims’ gun. Maybe it was self-defense.”
She described Ibrahim as being Muslim but not particularly religious. He liked to play basketball, was “a grown man, but a kid in spirit,” and he could always bring a smile to a person’s face, she said.
“It’s sad to know somebody so close to home that’s involved in this thing,” Abdelrehim said.