Teen girl found dead in pond after leaving prayer at mosque
A 17-year-old Muslim girl was found dead in a pond on Sunday.
The teen, Nabra Hassanen, had reportedly been walking home with her friends after they had spent the night in prayer for Ramadan at a mosque in Virginia. According to the Washington Post, the group had stopped at an IHOP before heading home when they were apparently confronted by a motorist.
Hassanen’s friends ran to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, but she was left behind. Her body was later found in a pond, along with a baseball bat.
Darwin Torres, 22, has since been arrested in relation to Hassanen’s death. He was arrested by police after a traffic stop in which police said that he was driving suspiciously.
Police have not yet indicated whether or not Hassanen’s murder is being investigated as a hate crime.