Documents show missing woman told court officials she was afraid ex-husband would kill her: I-Team

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CLEVELAND-- A missing Lakewood woman had told court officials months before her disappearance that she feared her ex-husband may kidnap her son and kill her.

The Fox 8 I-Team obtained court documents that state Roaa Al-Dhannoon feared Fahad Mohammad Saeed, her ex-husband, and had gotten a civil protection order to try and keep him away from her.

“Ms. Al-Dhannoon’s has stated prior to her disappearance that she feared her child would be kidnapped by Mr. Saeed and that Mr. Saeed would kill her,” a motion filed by prosecutors states.

Prosecutors state Al-Dhannoon told officials at the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court that Saeed had threatened to kill her if she prosecuted her complaints of domestic violence in court.

The woman was last seen in October. Lakewood police and the FBI are investigating her disappearance.

No one has been charged with her disappearance, but Saeed is facing two charges of violating the protection. One case is pending in Parma Municipal Court. That case was filed in July. The other case is pending in Lakewood. It was filed in October. Saeed pleaded not guilty to both charges.

“The investigation into Ms. Al-Dhannoon’s disappearance has revealed that on the evening of Sunday, October 16, her ex-husband, Fahad Mohammed Saeed, was loitering at Ms. Al-Dhannoon’s apartment building in the City of Lakewood,” the prosecution’s motion stated.

A friend of Saeed’s was indicted last week on a charge of obstruction of justice. Investigators say Ammar Sami lied to them when they asked him what he was doing the night Al-Dhannoon disappeared. Sami pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Sami is being held in jail on a $250,000 bond. He is due back in court Thursday.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Lakewood police or the FBI.

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