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This undated image provided by the Hassanen family shows Nabra Hassanen in Fairfax, Va. Police in Fairfax, Va., said Monday, June 19, 2017, that "road rage" was to blame for the slaying of a 17-year-old muslim girl who was walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers this weekend. Police have not identified Hassanen, but her father confirmed she was the victim in Sunday's attack. (Courtesy Hassanen Family via AP)

The memorial for murdered VA teen Nabra Hassanen was set on fire in Washington, DC


A memorial in Washington, D.C. for Virginia teen murdered while walking to a mosque was set on fire Wednesday, Fox 5 DC reported. 

Officials arrived on the scene around 8:30 a.m. to what had remained of the memorial located at the Dupont Memorial Fountain on Connecticut Avenue NW. DC Police have arrested South Carolina man Jonathan Soloman in connection with the fire. 

Nabra Hassanen, 17, was killed around 3 a.m. Sunday morning while walking with a group of teenagers to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Fox 5 DC reported. 

Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is suspected of chasing the group of teenagers with a baseball bat after he became angry with someone in the group who was riding a bicycle. According to police, Torres hit Nabra with the bat, dragged her to his car and assaulted her again before dumping her body in a pond. 

Police have also confirmed they are investigating whether Nabra had been sexually-assaulted at any point. 

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