Medical examiner identifies Fairview Park woman police say was killed by husband

Fairview Park murder
Fairview Park murder(WOIO)
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 7:57 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2023 at 2:05 PM EDT
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FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio (WOIO) - A 59-year-old man accused of killing his wife inside their Fairview Park home appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court Thursday morning.

The judge ordered Mohammed Draz held on a $1 million bond.

Draz allegedly called 911 around 10 a.m. Wednesday after the attack inside the couple’s house in the 21000 block of Westwood Ave.

Below is a transcript from his 911 call:

“What’s going on? Nothing, I think I killed my wife. I’m sorry? I think I killed my wife. You think you killed your wife? How... yeah. What’s your last name? What happened? I just strangled her. You just strangled her? Yes.”

Mohammed Draz
Mohammed Draz((Source: Fairview Park police))

Fairview Park Police Chief Paul Shepard said when officers arrived on scene, the couple’s 18-year-old son told them his father had seriously injured his mother.

Draz was taken into custody on the front lawn.

Police found the mother inside the home unconscious and unresponsive. She died from her injuries at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Abeer Sehweil, 53.