Metro Nashville Police Department detectives believe a woman found dead off the side of Interstate 65 in Kentucky was murdered in Nashville. Authorities identified Madiha E. Roshdy, 27, through fingerprints after she was found on May 29 near Elizabethtown, Ky.
Roshdy was reported missing on June 20 by a friend after hearing concerns from family members in Egypt. The MNPD Cold Case/Homicide Unit spoke with the family via an interpreter last week and entered Roshdy’s information into a database that connected her with the Kentucky crime scene.
MNPD executed a search warrant at the Millwood Drive apartment that Roshdy shared with her husband and two children. As a result of the search, detectives believe Roshdy was killed in her apartment and later dumped on the side of the interstate.
According to police, Roshdy’s husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, flew out of Nashville on June 7 with their two children. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt on June 8.
Youssef is considered to be a suspect in the case and is wanted for questioning.