Was she 'executed'? Iranian molecular scientist, 30, shot dead in car outside her Texas home while talking on cell phone to ex-b
Daily Mail / Daily Mail Reporter
18-Jan-2012 (7 comments)

Detectives investigating the murder of an Iranian molecular scientist gunned down in her car as she drove home believe she was followed or that someone was waiting for her.

Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, who lobbied on behalf of Iranian women's civil rights, was struck by a single bullet that entered the passenger door window as she talked on her cell phone with her ex-boyfriend.

Her car then rolled into and a garage door yards from her parents' home in a townhouse community just southwest of Houston, Texas.

The car's engine was still running when police found her body behind the wheel about 12:30am on Monday.

According to police, someone walked to the passenger's side of her car and shot her at point-blank range.

Describing what the ex-boyfriend heard, homicide Sgt. Richard Bolton told KHOU-TV: 'He heard a loud thud - doesn't recall hearing any gunshots, but a loud thud - and then a screeching noise. He said it sounded like someone driving away.'

Sgt Bolton said police have questioned the ex-boyfriend but he is not a person of interest in the case.

Bagherzadeh was a molecular genetic technology student at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She also was active in promoting Iranian women's rights, police spokesman Victor Senties said.

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Souri I agree. The timing

by Simorgh5555 on


I agree. The timing of her murder and threats carried out by the IR to silence its opponents are suspicious. They have done this before although I'm not sure how much of a threat she was to them. For all I know it could be a random drive-by-shooting.

I hope her family will pull through this, especially her mother.  


Zionist agenda? Hmmm, let me think about :)

by Souri on

No dear Simorgh, I am not thinking for a minute that it is a plot of the Zionists or any other organization. The fact it that I have always read (the first two days of her death) that she was a research student. Even in that new which you have posted here, they named her as a student.

All I am saying, is that this attitude of always looking for rumors and consipiracy, cost us a very big price, in the past, notably before the revolution. I want we stop thinking like we always did in the past.

The new generation of Iranians, seems to think and act more rational than us, the old baby booms :)

I do believe that this is moslty an isolated act, but can't imagine the real motivation of the killer.
From the bottom of my heart I wish the killer will be found and arrested very soon.Until then, I don't see any purpose of looking for a conspiracy theory. It will only add more fuel to the fire and more hate to an already very hateful climate.

What do you think?


Her Familiy Pleads for Help

by Faramarz on


Souri Jan

by Simorgh5555 on

All the media outlets suggest she was a scientist unless you want me to buy into the  conspiracy theory that the US media reporting on this is all part of a Zionist agenda. 

She was not killed because she was a scientist - she was however an active and vocal opponent of the regime.  She was followed and shot at close blanck range and her boyfriend was spared. Nothing was apparently stolen from her car which makes this seem like a political killing and the IR has killed its opponents beyong Iran's borders. 

Do not underestimate these evil IR terrorists and the shameless murders they carry out,  


was a molecular genetic technology student

by Souri on

She was not a scientist!

Don't get too excited please. Stop this attitude of looking for conspiracy, which is typically Iranian. She was not a scientist, nor was she a very well-known activist.

I think if the IRI wanted to take revange, they would look for someone more prominent among the opposition. They have now so much on their plate that I can't imagine that they would go thru this kind of acting, for the time being.

I hope the police will find the real killer of this innocent young lady. My condoleance to her family and friends. This is very sad, indeed.


 Simorgh jan: I think this

by vildemose on

 Simorgh jan: I think this was a payback for that Basiji chemist.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.


So is this Mossad?

by Simorgh5555 on


Or IR Terror? 

Tit-for-tat killing by the IR?

 A Basiji scientist is shot dead and now an Iranian scientist/Human Rights Activist shot dead in the USA.