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Woman Murdered In U.S. Is Buried In Her Native Iraq

An Iraqi-American woman who was beaten to death in California has been buried in her native Iraq.

A 32-year-old mother of five, Shaima Alawadi was found unconscious on March 21 in the family's home in El Cajon with a note reportedly reading: "Go back to your country, you terrorist."

She was taken off life support three days later.

No suspects have been identified or apprehended so far.

Dozens of people, including officials and tribal figures, gathered on March 31 at the Najaf airport to receive Alawadi's body.

Police escorted a pickup truck carrying the casket, draped in an Iraqi flag, to the cemetery for burial.

Alawadi’s family reportedly came to the United States from Iraq in the mid-1990s.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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