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A man killed in a homeless encampment while searching for his missing brother;  the family demands justice

A family desperately searches for answers after their loved one is shot and killed at a Seattle-area homeless encampment while searching for his missing brother. Now they are calling on the community to help them find justice.

Zaineb Al-Aboudy saw his family members carry his cousin’s casket to a final resting place in a cemetery in Michigan.

“When they brought him in and we saw him, we couldn’t believe Arkan was lying right there,” Zaineb said.

Zaineb’s entire family is still devastated by the loss of Arkan J. Al-Aboudy, a beloved 43-year-old father of two and business owner in Seattle.

“He’s a very, very nice man, he has a big heart, he’s nice, he likes to work, he likes to laugh, he likes to joke, he’s never hurt anyone,” Zaineb said in tears. eyes.

Arkan was killed while searching for his missing brother in a Seattle-area homeless encampment.

“It’s very hard for us because he’s still young and he lost his life for nothing,” she continued.

On March 17, 2022, Arkan was fatally shot at a Seattle-area homeless encampment off 10th and Dearborn, commonly known as “The Jungle.”

The camp has been moved several times over the years, but the tents, along with trash and used needles, keep coming back.

Zaineb said Arkan was not homeless and only went to the camp to search for his missing brother, Kadhim Al-Aboudy, who goes by the name “Mike”.

A man killed in a homeless encampment while searching for his missing brother;  the family demands justice

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Zaineb said Mike had health issues including diabetes, high blood pressure and a recent diagnosis of cancer. He was living with her and her family in Michigan, but on March 1 he got a ticket to Seattle and then fell off the map. The family has not heard from Mike since, and he remains missing.

“(Arkan) was looking for his brother, he did nothing wrong, why would you pull the trigger and shoot him and leave him laying there and turn your head to leave?” Zaineb.

A week after Arkan’s murder, the camp was emptied. Helicopter 7 flew over the scene as mounds of rubbish and remnants of the dangerous spot were pushed back.

As of April 6, the area remains trouble-free – but Arkan’s killer is still free as well.

“Please anyone who has information, please come forward and tell us the truth,” Zaineb said.

“(Arkan) didn’t deserve this, what happened to him,” she continued.

The Seattle Police Department is looking for information. They are asking anyone who may have seen what happened or who has had contact with Arkan to call their Violent Crime Information Line at 206-233-5000. Anonymous tips are accepted.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers Online or through the P3 Tips app, which can be downloaded from your app store.

A $3,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and charges.

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