Family of murdered student meets with HPD

Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, was shot to death in January inside her car just feet from her parents townhome in the Galleria.

February 28, 2012 3:38:12 PM PST
The family of a murdered UT Health Sciences students met with investigators and Houston's police chief on Tuesday.

About six weeks ago, 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh was shot to death in her car just feet from her parents town home in the Galleria area. There are still no solid leads on who might have killed her and no one, including police, seems to know the motive.

Bagherzadeh's family came to HPD in search of reassurance and to get a better understanding of how the investigative process works.

"She's always been passionate and helpful to people, anybody she knew, and I just can't think of any enemy,"said her brother, Ali Bagherzadeh.

Bagherzadeh helped organize local demonstrations supporting women's rights in Iran. Neither her family nor police believe Bagherzadeh's political beliefs had anything to do with her murder.