Container with 'biological remains' excavated in search for missing Lakewood mother

Source : Lakewood Police
Source : Lakewood Police

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - Lakewood police, with help from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, have been investigating the disappearance of Roaa Al Dhannoon since Oct. 2016.

On Monday, authorities searched a wooded area along Big Creek in Brooklyn for evidence.

One of the dogs got a hit on a container buried along the creek. They said it contained biological remains.

Investigators say they have not opened the container yet and it will take a few days before they get results back from the medical examiner.

"This was the first time they put up the crime scene and I knew something was up then. But I knew something was up because they had the canines in there for the past week. I knew they were searching for something," said neighbor Rebecca Whittington.

Late last year, Lakewood police and the FBI announced a reward for anyone who finds Al Dhannoon, or for information that helps locate her. According to Lakewood police Chief Tim Malley, Al Dhannoon's ex-husband, Fahad Mohammed Saeed, visited her the morning before she disappeared. He was charged with violation of a protection order on Oct. 28, 2016 after investigators found out he had contact with her and their 3-year-old son.

Saeed is now serving six months in jail for that charge. No one has been charged in connection with Al Dhannoon's case.


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