Dearborn police revisit woman’s unsolved ’06 slaying

George Hunter
The Detroit News

Dearborn police are taking another look at a 2006 homicide in which a woman was gunned down in the street outside her home as her 6-year-old daughter watched.

Aniseh Eljahmi was killed April 13, 2006, in front of her home in the 3400 block of Houston, near Outer Drive and Pelham.

“It appeared she was gunned down by the assailant shortly after exiting her vehicle,” Dearborn police said Friday in a press release. “Eljahmi’s daughter, who was six years old at the time, witnessed the murder of her mother; but she was unharmed.”

No arrests were made, although the case has remained open, police said.

But new police techniques and “changes in circumstances which may assist in this case” prompted investigators to take another look at the killing, Dearborn police said.

“Utilizing these new methods, investigators are re-examining the case facts and evidence with the anticipation that it may eventually lead to an arrest,” police said.

The release did not specify which new methods or changes in circumstances caused the investigation to be reopened, although police often withhold information during investigations, in part to keep details from suspects.

“Ms. Eljahmi’s homicide is a tragedy that has devastated her family and has remained among one of the most pressing cold cases for the Dearborn Police Department,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement, adding his officers are “committed to finding and prosecuting the person or persons responsible for this senseless crime.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Dearborn Police at (313) 943-2241 or contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAKUP (773-2587). Tipsters may remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward to tips leading to a conviction.

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