San Diego Somali Fugitive Arrested In Panama 26 Days After Killing Wife
The husband of a Somali woman murdered in her apartment earlier this month was arrested in Panama and returned to the United States by federal marshals on Thursday.
Police suspect Abdiaziz Kerow, 45, severely beat his 36-year-old wife, Muna Salad Kuri, and then fled the country.
On March 4 officers and paramedics were called to Kuri’s apartment in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue, where they found her with traumatic injuries to her upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kuri, who ran a daycare center, was well known in the Somali community in City Heights. City Councilmember Georgette Gomez issued a statement earlier this month saying that the entire “District 9 community mourns the death of a beloved community member, Muna Kuri.”
An arrest warrant had been issued earlier in March for a man suspected of killing his wife, whose body was found inside a City Heights apartment earlier this week.
San Diego police said homicide detectives gathered enough evidence to accuse 45-year-old Abdiaziz Kerow in the death of his 36-year-old wife Muna Salad Kuri.
On March 4, at around 8:55 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call regarding an injured woman inside an apartment unit in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue.
Officers arrived to find Kuri with traumatic injuries to her upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene
Police said Kuri’s family had not heard from her since March 2, and when her sister came to the apartment to check on her on Monday morning, there was no answer at Kuri’s door. The landlord unlocked the door, and the sister found Kuri deceased.
Detectives initially identified Kerow as a person of interest , but new information in the case allowed detectives to name Kerow as the suspect in his wife’s slaying.
Amiina Salad, Kuri’s sister, told 10News her brother-in-law has a history with the law.
“He’s bad news. He’s a criminal. Everyone knows he’s a criminal. He’s been to jail. In and out of jail,” Salad said. “They do have problems, he’s been acting weird, he’s been acting crazy lately.”
10News learned Kerow was arrested in 2007 on a felony drug charge.
Salad said her sister was well known in the Somali community, a business owner who ran a day care for 14 children in El Cajon.
Said Biyow, a Somali community leader, added this is the first time domestic violence has affected a Somali woman in their San Diego community.
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