Egyptian wanted in Tennessee for questioning in murder of wife
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 28, 2013
Subheading #1: Meat packer brings the joys of multiculturalism to small town America!
Subheading #2: Nashville famous for its diversity.
Subheading #3: Did David Lubell and the folks at ‘Welcoming Tennessee’ know this creep?
Subheading #4: The murdered wife worked at a Nashville hotel—surely it wasn’t Loews Vanderbilt? (just wondering!)
Alaa Youssef went to Egypt with his young daughters after allegedly depositing his wife’s body to rot along a highway in Kentucky.
He worked in Shelbyville, TN at Tyson Foods (although most news accounts are leaving out the Shelbyville/Tyson Foods connection). Hmmmm!
For longtime readers of RRW, do you remember the controversy back in February 2009 when Egyptian diversity visa lottery winners were being bused from Nashville to compete for jobs with Americans lined up at Tyson Foods? When I saw this AP story (thanks to a friend from Tennessee), I wondered if he was one of the winners (or perhaps the now dead wife was the lottery winner).
Here is the AP story at Kentucky.com:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Nashville man who fled to Egypt with his two children was charged on Thursday with criminal homicide in the death of his wife.
The body of 27-year-old Madiha Roshdy was found last month by a highway mowing crew in Kentucky, but authorities were unable to identify her until this week.
She was not reported missing until June 20 after a friend learned that family members in Egypt were worried about her.
Police searched the couple’s Nashville apartment and the car belonging to the husband, 39-year-old Alaa Youssef. Police believe it is likely that Roshdy was killed at the apartment a few days before her body was found May 29 along the northbound lanes of Interstate 65, north of Elizabethtown, Ky. That is some 115 miles north of Nashville.
She died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Roshdy last reported for work at a Nashville hotel on May 25. She was last seen by neighbors on May 26.
Youssef, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple’s two young daughters on June 7. They arrived in Cairo on June 8.
Police have begun preliminary discussions with the U.S. Justice Department about the international issues presented by the case.
Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said he did not know whether Roshdy and Youssef were Egyptian citizens.
They are not likely refugees (they could be asylees), but apparently gained entry to the US through some LEGAL immigration program—diversity visa lottery is a possibility, but surely Tyson Foods has some record of Youssef’s immigration papers! Or, didn’t they even ask.
Changing the subject (slightly!)—be sure to see Senator Jeff Sessions calls out the meat packers as major players behind-the-scenes on amnesty bill (S.744).
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