Iraqi woman's death may not be hate crime

EL CAJON, Calif.

Shaima Alawadi, 32, died three days after her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious in the dining room of their El Cajon home on March 21. Police said a threatening note was left near the body.

But according to court papers, a family member told investigators the woman was planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas.

The documents also show the woman's teenage daughter was distraught over a pending arranged marriage to her cousin. While police interviewed her after the attack, she got a text message reading, "The detective will find out tell them (can't) talk," according to the search warrant affidavit.

Police have said they're investigating the beating death as a possible hate crime, but stressed they're also looking at other possible scenarios. No arrests have been made.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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