Man charged in wife's murder after body found on I-65 - WKRN News 2

Man charged in wife's murder after body found on I-65

Posted: Updated: June 27, 2013 06:34 PM CDT
Madiha Roshdy, 37, was found dead on May 29 on the side of I-65 in Elizabethtown, Ky. Madiha Roshdy, 37, was found dead on May 29 on the side of I-65 in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Alaa Youssef, 39, is wanted for questioning. Alaa Youssef, 39, is wanted for questioning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The woman found dead along Interstate 65 in Kentucky last month has been identified and her husband has been charged in her death.

Police identified the woman as 27-year-old Madiha Roshdy, a local Nashvillian of Egyptian descent.

Metro police say she was murdered a few days before her body was discovered by a mowing crew on May 29.

An autopsy revealed Roshdy's death was caused by blunt force trauma to her head.

Roshdy was listed as a missing person on June 20 by a friend who said family members in Egypt were concerned for her well-being.

Authorities searched Roshdy's Millwood Drive apartment where she lived with her husband and two young daughters, both under the age of 10.

Through further investigation, detectives determined Roshdy was killed in the apartment and dumped shortly after alongside I-65.

The investigation also revealed more details about her final days.

Police say Roshdy last reported for work at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Old Hickory Boulevard on May 25 and she was last seen by neighbors on May 26.

Her husband, 39-year-old Alaa Youssef, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple's two daughters on June 7.

The family arrived in Egypt on June 8.

This Thursday, police obtained an arrest warrant charging Youssef with criminal homicide for his wife's death.

Metro has begun preliminary discussions with the United States Justice Department in regard to the international issues presented by this case.

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