'Beautiful on the inside and out': Sister of Marlborough Park victim says family is destroyed, broken
22-year-old Nadia El-Dib was found dead outside a northeast Calgary residence on Sunday
The family of a woman who was found deceased outside a Marlborough Park home in Calgary's northeast on the weekend, says she was a shining light to all who knew her.
"She was the life of the house. Anybody she met, she had a really big impact on. She was beautiful on the inside and out," Racha El-Dib said of her sister.
Calgary police identified 22 year-old Nadia El-Dib as the victim on Tuesday.
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Police said they were called to the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E. about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
A Canada-wide warrant was issued Monday for Abderrahmane Bettahar, 21, who goes by Adam, who might be driving a dark blue Ford Explorer with Alberta licence plate BZH-5688. Police said Bettahar was in a relationship with the victim at the time of her death.
Bettahar is facing a first-degree murder charge in the incident. He's considered dangerous and should not be approached.
Racha El-Dib says the family had a nickname for Nadia.
"She made everybody laugh. She was never sad. She was the happiest person we know. She brought the family together, that's why we call her 'Stitch.'"
'Find a little bit of peace'
They are looking for closure.
"She'd never hurt anybody ever," Racha El-Dib said.
"Our family is destroyed. It's broken. We are going through so much, also because he has not been caught. We want justice. We want to find a little bit of peace."
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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