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An Ohio man has been charged with aggravated murder after the remains of his missing ex-wife were found in a container outside Cleveland.
An indictment Wednesday against 27-year-old Fahad Mohammed Saeed also charges him with kidnapping, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, stalking and abuse of a corpse.
Saeed’s ex-wife, 25-year-old Roaa Al-Dhannoon, was last seen October 16 at her Lakewood, Ohio, apartment.
Authorities came across the container which contained biological remains.
The FBI’s Evidence Response Team sifted through dirt near the Big Creek behind Parkview Estate Apartments during their search.
Investigators would not discuss the details about how she died or how her body got there at Thursday’s press conference.
Al-Dhannoon’s body was found in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn behind an apartment block
Al-Dhannoon was last seen in October and had a restraining order against her ex-husband
A medical examiner has confirmed the remains are Al-Dhannoon’s. She was identified her using her fingerprints.
Family and friends were concerned for her well-being because she had never been away from her son.
He is 4 years old now, authorities said at the press conference.
Investigators with Lakewood police and the FBI believe Al-Dhannoon was kidnapped and then killed.
Saeed was sentenced for violating a restraining order before she disappeared. He is accused of contacting her and their son.
A Lakewood Municipal Court judge in late January sentenced Saeed to six months in jail.
He could now face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of his ex-wife’s murder.
CLEVELAND– A missing Lakewood woman had told court officials months before her disappearance that she feared her ex-husband may kidnap her son and kill her.
The Fox 8 I-Team obtained court documents that state Roaa Al-Dhannoon feared Fahad Mohammad Saeed, her ex-husband, and had gotten a civil protection order to try and keep him away from her.
“Ms. Al-Dhannoon’s has stated prior to her disappearance that she feared her child would be kidnapped by Mr. Saeed and that Mr. Saeed would kill her,” a motion filed by prosecutors states.
Prosecutors state Al-Dhannoon told officials at the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court that Saeed had threatened to kill her if she prosecuted her complaints of domestic violence in court.
“The investigation into Ms. Al-Dhannoon’s disappearance has revealed that on the evening of Sunday, October 16, her ex-husband, Fahad Mohammed Saeed, was loitering at Ms. Al-Dhannoon’s apartment building in the City of Lakewood,” the prosecution’s motion stated.
A friend of Saeed’s was indicted last week on a charge of obstruction of justice. Investigators say Ammar Sami lied to them when they asked him what he was doing the night Al-Dhannoon disappeared. Sami pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sami will be sentenced on the obstruction of justice charge on May 25.
Previous reports state that, “Al-Dhannoon, is an Iraqi born mother who was raising a 3-year-old boy here.”
The same report states the suspect required a translator so also likely entered the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee.