CAIRO: Investigative authorities at the U.S. state of Indiana have arrested two Iraqis on charges of killing an Egyptian national in a robbery attempt, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid was quoted by Youm7 Monday.
On April 28, Egypt Attorney General Nabil Sadik ordered investigations into the mysterious death of a man named Mohamed Adel Rushdie, who was found dead in a dumpster in Indianapolis on April 22.
U.S. investigators said that a security guard at a real-estate office found Rushdie’s body lying next to a garbage bin, said Abu Zeid.
“The cause of death has been determined as asphyxiation and criminal motives are suspected,” he added.
“The U.S. authorities are still probing the murder of Rushdie to find if there are other defendants involved in the crime,” said Abu Zeid, adding that the Egyptian consulate in Chicago has been following up on the issue.
Rushdie’s death coincided with another mysterious death of a 21-year-old Egyptian-British Adel Habib whose body was found burnt inside his car in a garage in London.