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Mina El Houari: Buried alive on first date

Mina El Houari died in Morocco following first date
Mina El Houari died in Morocco following first date
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Mina El Houari was a 25-year-old French woman who died in Morocco on her first date with a man that she met on Facebook, according to the Daily Mail. Authorities say the woman was looking for love and had established an online relationship with a Facebook friend. They corresponded for several months on the internet before he convinced her to see him in his native country. Mina El Houari traveled from her home in France to Fez, Morocco, where she checked into a nice hotel and prepared herself for her first date with the stranger, according to the New York Post.

Sadly for Mina El Houari, the first date turned out to be a date from hell. The Moroccan man she met online told authorities that the date was going as planned until the French national collapsed on the floor. In a panic, he took her body and buried her alive in his backyard. He told police that he did not bother to check to see if the woman was breathing since she appeared to be dead.

An autopsy report confirms that the woman was indeed buried alive, and that she had fallen ill due to diabetes, a disease that she was unaware that she had. Mina El Houari's relatives had contacted police in Morocco after they were unable to make contact with the woman. Police found Houari's body in a shallow grave after they searched the man's home. He was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to officials.