Muslim Woman Found Dead in Burned Remains of Home

October 8, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On October 8, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "an autopsy revealed that the Muslim woman found dead in the burned out remains of her home had been killed before the fire was set, police said Monday. The death of 37-year-old Angie Abdullah was a homicide, but no evidence was found to suggest the woman was a victim of a hate crime, police Lt. Rich Schnebly said. Police found no evidence of a struggle or break-in and are not certain how Abdullah died. But they said the fire was deliberately set, with a gas can found in the home's driveway and accelerant residue found throughout the home. Abdullah's death came after a week of vandalism and racial slurs directed at Boise's Muslim community."