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Statement from the Family of Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi

Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi were two of the the victims in last week's senseless killings.

The family of Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi would like to thank the Minneapolis Police, the Maryor of the city, the Somali community, the Seward Neighborhood, media and everybody else who have shared the pain and suffering we are going through.

The family is relieved to learn the news that two suspects are in custody. We appreciate the quick reaction and speedy actions of our law enforcement.

The family would also like to express their appreciation of the admirable way in which the Somali community and Seward Neighborhood have supported the police in their efforts to solve this gruesome and mindless crime. The family is kindly requesting that the Somali community continue to work with the law enforcement.

Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi were two young people, full of life and so much to look for in the American dream. They came here to live in peace and start a new life but their lives were taken in the most senseless act of cruelty.

No words can describe the shock and the pain the family is going through at the loss of our beloved ones. We will not rest until all those who are respoinsible for their killings are brought to justice.

Finally, our condolences go to Anwar Mohamed's family. We share their pain and suffering.

Redesign & SNG establish memorial fund

Seward Redesign and the Seward Neighborhood Group have established a memorial fund for the immediate family of the three individuals killed at the Seward Market on January 6, 2010.

You may contribute to the fund in any of the following ways:     
1.    Drop donations in collection jars at local businesses. 

2.    Drop off donations at Redesign’s office (2619 E. Franklin Avenue, open 9-5 M-F). Or, mail it to us at Redesign but checks should be written to Seward Market Memorial Fund. NOT Redesign.

3.    Drop off/deposit donations at the Wells Fargo at 2600 Franklin Avenue. This does not apply to all Wells Fargo branches, just our local branch.
Checks should be written to Seward Market Memorial Fund.
You may call Amy at Seward Redesign with any questions, 338-8729, x101.

17 year old arrested in Seward triple homicide

This is via the MPD Nixle alert system. For full details, go to http://local.nixle.com/alert/790945/

Community Message has been issued by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Saturday January 9, 2010 12:46 PM CST

17 year old arrested in triple homicide; additional information sought

Today the Minneapolis Police Homicide Unit announced that an arrest has been made in the triple homicide at the Seward Market on East Franklin Avenue on Wednesday evening.

The arrest was made overnight in Minneapolis by the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) with homicide investigators.  The suspect, a 17 year old juvenile male, is at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.  Due to his age no other information about him is available.  The arrest stemmed from information developed during the course of the investigation.  This investigation continues and arrests of other accomplices may be forthcoming.

The Minneapolis Police Department has received a great deal of cooperation in this investigation from the Somali community and that cooperation continues.  That cooperation has been vital to the furtherance of this case and the Minneapolis Police would to publicly acknowledge our appreciation of this effort by the community to assist us.

Police are continuing to seek leads and anyone with information is still urged to come forward.