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Vandals set fire to memorial to slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

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The memorial erected for Nabra Hassanen, the 17-year-old Muslim girl who was murdered earlier this week, was set on fire Wednesday morning.

Local news station Fox 5 DC reports that Washington, DC fire officials responded to a report of a fire at the memorial at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Officials extinguished the fire, but the memorial was destroyed by the time they arrived on the scene.

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The nature of the fire is now under investigation, officials say.

Hassanen was murdered earlier this week in what police have described as a road rage incident. Her suspected killer, a 22-year-old man named Darwin Martinez Torres, got into a verbal argument with her while he was driving in his car, and while she and her friends were walking to a restaurant to have one final feast before their Ramadan fast.

At some point during the argument, Torres pulled over his car, got out, and began chasing the girls with a baseball bat. He eventually abducted Hassanen and took her into his car, while her friends ran to a nearby mosque to get help.

Her body was found later in the day in a nearby pond, and police have since arrested Torres and charged him with second-degree murder.

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