Family, friends say goodbye to slain Muslim teen

STERLING, VA. (WUSA9) - Family and friends laid 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen to rest Wednesday, just days after she was killed in what police are calling a road rage incident.

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Her funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Va. Many gathered to pray for the teen whose death has gone viral on social media as people call for her murder to be investigated as a hate crime.

According to police, the teen was walking back with friends from the Sterling mosque Sunday around 3:40 a.m. when a man confronted then tried to run them over. The teens scattered, but the man parked in a nearby lot and retrieved a baseball bat and began chasing them. He caught Nabra and took her to another location. 

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Her body was found in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, Va. later that Sunday.

An autopsy revealed Nabra had blunt force trauma to her upper body.

Police later identified the suspect in Nabra's murder as Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, also of Sterling.

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Vigils are being held in her honor across the country this week. 

A vigil for Nabra is planned in her hometown of Reston, Va. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

 

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