Cuyahoga County

Roaa Al-Dhanoon's Ex-Husband Indicted for Her Murder

5/18/2017


Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley announced today that a grand jury handed down a 15-count indictment for Fahad M. Saeed for the murder of his ex-wife, Roaa Al-Dhanoon.

Prosecutor O'Malley, along with the Lakewood Police Department, FBI, and Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, held a press conference this morning announcing the charges that include Aggravated Murder, Murder, Aggravated Burglary, Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, and Gross Abuse of a Corpse.

Al-Dhanoon, 24, disappeared on October 16 and her body was recovered by law enforcement on May 15 in a ravine along Big Creek in Brooklyn. 

Saeed, 27, is currently serving a 6-month sentence in a Cuyahoga County jail for violating a protection order that was filed by Al-Dhanoon.

"Throughout this entire investigation, Saeed was extremely confident he would outsmart law enforcement," said O'Malley. "He was wrong."

He will be arraigned on May 23.

Click here for Lakewood Police Department's Release
Click here to see the indictment