The world is a cruel and merciless place…
A 17-year-old Muslim young lady named Nabra was kidnapped and brutally beaten to death early Sunday morning in Sterling, Virginia, US. She was reported as missing at approximately 4 a.m. and now police believe they have discovered her body in a lake.
According to Buzzfeed, Nabra was headed to Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center with her friends at 3:30 a.m. They had taken a break from prayers in order to eat and, having done so, were returning to the Center.
But before they arrived, two men with baseball bats emerged from a car and began attacking them. Everyone in the group fled to safety, or so they thought at the time.
When the friends reassembled, they realized Nabra was mysteriously missing.
“They all dispersed after the incident, and when they met back up they realized she was missing,” ADAMS board member Rizwan Jaka told Buzzfeed.
At roughly 3 p.m. officers found the body of a female they accept to be Nabra in Sterling, Virginia. They can’t seem to affirm her identity yet.
“Our detectives are fairly certain that it is her,” police spokesperson Tawny Wright told Buzzfeed.
“But the Chief Medical Examiner still needs to conduct an autopsy to confirm the identity.”
Police believe that the body they found was attacked and a baseball stick was found close to the scene.
22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres was captured and accused of murder not long after police found the body. Albeit two men were purportedly involved in the assault, police say they are not looking for a second suspect.
Meanwhile, ADAMS has released a statement regarding Nabra’s death. It reads, “We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event. It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth.”
RIP Nabra. You are in a better place now.