HOUSTON – An Iranian student activist has been fatally shot in Houston.
Police say Gelareh Bagherzadeh's body was discovered early Monday inside her car. The vehicle had crashed into a luxury townhouse development and its motor was still running when officers arrived. Bagherzadeh's purse and cellphone were inside the vehicle.
Police are reviewing surveillance video from the area Wednesday..
Police spokesman Victor Senties says Bagherzadeh was a molecular genetic technology student at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and that she was active in promoting Iranian women's rights. Investigators are not sure if the shooting was related to those activities.
Crime Stoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges in the 30-year-old woman's death