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Update: Female Body Found Alongside Interstate 65 In Hardin County

Date of News Release: 06/27/2013

Below is the release from Metro Nashville Police Department.

The woman found dead May 29th on the shoulder of I-65 near Elizabethtown, Kentucky has been positively identified through fingerprints as Madiha E. Roshdy, 27, a Nashvillian of Egyptian descent who Metro homicide detectives believe was murdered here a few days before her body was discovered.

A mowing crew came upon the body on the morning of May 29th. There was no identification located on or around the woman. It was determined that she suffered blunt force trauma to her head.

Roshdy was reported as a missing person on the evening of June 20th by a friend who learned that family members in Egypt were concerned for her welfare. The police department's Homicide/Cold Case Unit, which coordinates adult missing person investigations, spoke by telephone with family members in Egypt through an interpreter last week and entered Roshdy's information into a national law enforcement database. The Kentucky connection was then established.

Through the investigation thus far, which included the execution of a search warrant at the Millwood Drive apartment Roshdy shared with her husband and two young daughters (both under the age of 10), detectives believe it likely that Roshdy was killed in the apartment and, shortly thereafter, dumped on the side of the interstate in Kentucky. Roshdy last reported for work at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Old Hickory Boulevard at I-65 in South Nashville on May 25th. She was last seen by neighbors at Millwood Manor Apartments, 305 Millwood Drive, on May 26th. Her husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple's two daughters on June 7th. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on June 8th.

Youssef, is considered to be a suspect in Roshdy's death and is wanted for questioning. The investigation, which is being led by Metro Nashville Detective Jill Weaver, is continuing.

Original News Releases Below:

Update: Female Body Found Alongside Interstate 65 In Hardin County

Date of News Release: 06/03/2013

Click here to see the hooded shirt

(Elizbethtown, KY) -- The above link is of a hooded shirt that located at the scene of the female body found alongside interstate 65. If you have any information or ever seen this hooded shirt, please contact KSP Post 4 at (270) 766-5078 or Post 3 at (270) 782-2010 or visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org with information.

Original News Releases Below:

Update: Female Body Found Alongside Interstate 65 In Hardin County

Date of News Release: 05/29/2013

(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) -- The cause of death on the female body found alongside I-65 on 05/29/2013 has been determined to be multiple blunt force trauma injuries to the head. However, age, race, and nationality have yet to be determined. Toxicology and other test results are pending. Further details will be released once they are available. Det. Mike May is conducting the ongoing the investigation.

Below is the description of the female body found alongside I-65 yesterday in Hardin County

Sex: Female
Race: Undetermined due to decomposition
Age: Adult, estimated to be between 25-30 within a range of 20-40
Height: 62 to 65 inches (5ft 2 1/2 inches to 5ft 5 inches)
Weight: 145
Hair: Shoulder length, dark brown wavy hair with a few red streaks or highlights

Other features: short well kept fingernails with remnants of red polish, toenails polished with silver glitter polish.

Jewelry: Ring on right middle finger: gold metal ring with central solid turquoise-colored oval stone surrounded by clear stones (perhaps diamonds) set in ornate gold filigree. Gold-colored earring with complex design resembling a bee or other insect, with pink-colored stones in the upper sides and a single clear stone at the bottom.

Clothing: Pink colored sweat pants with white striped trim around waist and down the outside of each leg. Long-sleeved hooded top with a complex checked pattern of navy, red and light gray in large squares. The pattern mimics an old-fashioned crude patchwork quilt with large stitches.

Marks: No tattoos or scars were noted

Original News Release Below:

Female Body Found Alongside Interstate 65 In Hardin County

Date of News Release: 05/29/2013

(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) -- On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET Post 4 Dispatchers fielded a call from a mowing company stating that they had discovered a body alongside Interstate 65 near the 99 mile marker on the northbound side. KSP Investigators can confirm that the body is that of a female, but no further details are known at this time. The State Highway Department has assisted by closing the right lane of the Interstate from the 98 to just passed the 99 1/2 so that our Detectives can process the scene. The lane is expected to be closed for several hours. The Hardin County Coroner is also on the scene and once the on-scene investigation is completed the body will be sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

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