Police: Husband fled to Egypt after wife killed, body dumped
Madiha E. Roshdy & Alaa Youssef
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Metro detectives believe a Nashville man fled to Egypt after his wife was killed and her body was dumped along Interstate 65 in Kentucky.
The body of Madiha E. Roshdy, 27, was found by a mowing crew May 29 on the shoulder of the interstate near Elizabethtown, KY.
Detectives believe she was murdered in Davidson County a few days before her body was discovered.
It was determined that she suffered blunt force trauma to her head.
Roshdy was reported as a missing on the evening of June 20 by a friend who learned that family members in Egypt were concerned for her welfare.
Police spoke by telephone with family members in Egypt through an interpreter last week and entered Roshdy's information into a national law enforcement database. The Kentucky connection was then established.
Police have searched a Millwood Drive apartment that Roshdy shared with her husband and two daughters, both younger than the age of 10.
Detectives believe it's likely that Roshdy was killed in the apartment and later dumped on the side of the interstate in Kentucky.
Roshdy last reported for work at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Old Hickory Boulevard at I-65 in South Nashville on May 25. She was last seen by neighbors at Millwood Manor Apartments on Millwood Drive on May 26.
Her husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple's two daughters on June 7. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on June 8.
Youssef is considered to be a suspect in Roshdy's death and is wanted on a charge of criminal homicide.
Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Police: Husband fled to Egypt after wife killed, body dumpedMore>>
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:53 AM EST2013-12-08 06:53:43 GMT
Police say a bicyclist has been hit and killed in the intersection of Eastern and Sunset. Fatal detail is heading to the scene. The intersection will be closed for at least 2 to 3 hours. Police sayMore >
Bicyclist killed after being hit by a car in intersection.More >
Wednesday, October 9 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-10-10 02:46:38 GMT
Students at a Las Vegas high school said a picture circulating online, which shows a girl stripped of her clothes and nearly naked, happened on campus this week. Several Durango High School students whoMore >
Students at a Las Vegas high school said a picture circulating online, which shows a girl stripped of her clothes and nearly naked, happened on campus this week. More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-12-08 23:47:40 GMT
Las Vegas firefighters responded to Westeria Avenue, near US95 and Jones just before 10 Saturday evening after fire dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls that a house was on fire. When firefightersMore >
Las Vegas firefighters responded to Westeria Avenue, near US95 and Jones just before 10 p.m. Saturday after fire dispatchers received multiple 911 calls that a house was on fire.More >