On April 16, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Dearborn Heights Police Department received a 911 call to a home in the 27000 block of Simone Street regarding a 64-year-old woman. When officers arrived at the home, they discovered Mrs. Saad in the basement, suffering from multiple stab wounds to her neck. Medical assistance was rendered at the scene, but Mrs. Saad succumbed to her injuries. It is alleged that on the evening of April 16, 2020, the defendant fatally stabbed his mother multiple times and fled from the state.
Defendant Saad was located and apprehended on April 18, 2020 as a result of a coordinated effort by the Dearborn Heights Police Department, the U.S. Marshall's Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
On April 19, 2020, Saad was charged with First Degree Murder.* At this time, the defendant is in custody in Bradley County, Tennessee. Saad has waived extradition and will be transported back to Michigan on or about April 30, 2020.
Prosecutor Worthy said, "Clearly, acts of domestic violence abound in Wayne County during nonpandemic times. The alleged facts in this case illustrate the potential for domestic violence in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. As I stated last week, it is expected that because families are at home and together more than usual, incidents of family violence may be more prevalent. Please know that there is help available for families in crisis before these tragedies occur. Please seek that help."
The public is urged to contact these community partners who provide resources for domestic violence and sexual assault victims:
- Wayne County SAFE - (313) 430-8000
- First Step - (734) 416-1111
- ACCESS (serving our Arabic speaking community) - (313) 216-2202
- CHASS and La Vida (serving our Spanish speaking community) - (313) 849-3920
- DPD Victim Assistance Program - (313) 833-1660
- Turning Point - (586) 463-6990
- Haven - (248) 334-1274
- YWCA Interim House - (313) 861-5300
- National Domestic Violence hotline - 1-800-799-7233
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor
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*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.