Police believe 17-year-old’s death was ‘road rage incident’

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Darwin Martinez Torres

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Police have released a statement that they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old Muslim girl as a ‘road rage incident’.

They say Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, who has been charged with murder in Nabra Hassanen’s death, was driving when he encountered the victim. Police believe that he clashed with her and the group of teenagers she was with, who were walking and riding bikes “in and along a roadway.”

Hassanen was leaving ADAMS Center mosque with her friends during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, when she disappeared after this purported altercation with Torres. He drove away from the scene, and Hassanen was found dead the next day in a pond in Sterling.

“Our investigation at this point in no way indicates the victim was targeted because of her race or religion,” stated police. “We appreciate your patience as we will only release verified information in this complex investigation.”

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