Singer murder hunt leads to Egyptian suspects

Dubai Police say case is closed

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Dubai police announced on Sunday that the killer of Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim was arrested in an Arab capital, with media reports naming the capital as Cairo; and an Egyptian security source was quoted as saying an Egyptian businessman paid the killer one million US dollars to commit the murder.

The hunt for Tamim's killers has, according to UAE daily Khaleej Times quoting a Dubai police source, narrowed down to two Egyptian suspects who stayed in Dubai for just two days and fled soon after accomplishing their mission. They had come to Dubai on visit visas.
Tamim’s body was found in her upscale apartment at the Jumeirah Beach Residence towers in Dubai Marina on July 28.

AlArabiya TV quoted an Egyptian security source as saying that security forces had already arrested a suspect, adding the man confessed to committing the murder after being paid by a well-known Egyptian businessman.

Dubai Police have sent the details of the case to the Egyptian law-enforcement authorities and requested them to track down the two suspects, according to the Khaleej Times.

Security cameras at Al Rimal Tower, where Tamim had lived, had captured the image of a man wearing a hat that hid his face while he was entering and departing from the building, the paper reported.

“The case is closed,” English language daily the National quoted a police source as saying.

The daily quoted Clara al Rumaily, Tamim’s lawyer, as saying she suspected Tamim knew her killer.

“She would never open the door to a stranger. I am sure that she not only knew her killer but trusted him,” she said.