Lakewood woman's ex-husband indicted for murder after her remains discovered

Roaa S. Al Dhannoon (Source : Lakewood Police)
Roaa S. Al Dhannoon (Source : Lakewood Police)
(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - The ex-husband of the Lakewood woman that was recently found buried in a container has been indicted on murder and other charges connected to the woman's disappearance.

Fahad Saeed was indicted on the following charges in connection with the disappearance of Roaa Al-Dhannon.

Charges include:

  • 2 counts aggravated murder
  • Murder
  • 2 counts kidnapping
  • Felonious assault
  • Aggravated burglary
  • Burglary
  • Violation of a protection order
  • Gross abuse of a corpse
  • 2 counts theft
  • Telecommunications fraud
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Possessing criminal tools

Saeed is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail, where he is serving a sentence for violation of a temporary protection order, and will be arraigned May 23. He is facing the possibility of life in prison without parole.

Al-Dhannon disappeared in Oct. 2016. Her remains were found Monday buried behind an apartment building in Brooklyn. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner officially identified the woman's remains Wednesday.

County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley said he believes Al-Dhannon was buried in Brooklyn because of Saeed's familiarity with the area. The investigation is ongoing.

"It was a tragic situation," O'Malley said. "It was through the hard work of law enforcement that we recovered those remains."

Al-Dhannon was the mother of a 4-year-old boy. He was put into protective custody during the investigation.

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