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'Beautiful on the inside and out': Sister of Marlborough Park victim says family is destroyed, broken

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.

22-year-old Nadia El-Dib was found dead outside a northeast Calgary residence on Sunday

'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,' the family of victim Nadia El-Dib told CBC News. (Submitted by Racha El-Dib)

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.

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.

Nadia El-Dib's sister says they called her 'Stitch' because she brought the family together. (Submitted by Racha El-Dib)

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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