RRD: The homicide case of Houston Texas-based Iranian dissident Gelareh Bagherzadeh has become even more bizarre. Some background for those unfamiliar with the case: Gelareh Bagherzadeh was a Iranian women’s rights activist & political dissident studying molecular genetics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ,Texas. She converted to Christianity in 2011. On January 15th in 2012 she was shot & killed as she was driving home from the residence of Cory Beavers, her boyfriend of two months. There was no evidence of robbery. While some suspected that the shooting may have been connected to her activism and/or to her conversion to Christianity the family doubted such claims (why would she be targeted alone out of all the other dissidents,one person said) . Others suspected that it was a random drive-by shooting. On November 12,2012 Coty Beaver,the twin brother of Cory Beaver was found murdered,riddled with bullets,inside his apartment. No doubt another random act of violence. Of course this does not prove that the Islamic Republic Of Iran was behind the killings, but either we have two completely random,completely unconnected crimes here or there is some connection of some kind whether to the IRI or something else. Second killing adds to mystery of Iranian student’s death – Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/2nd-killing-adds-to-mystery-of-Iranian-student-s-4045319.php ….”Bagherzadeh, a student in molecular genetic technology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was driving home Jan. 15 when she was fatally shot in the 800 block of Augusta near Sugar Hill. Her car then crashed into a garage in a townhome complex. She had been driving home from Cory Beavers’ house that night. The couple had been dating for about 2½ months, Beavers said. Officers did not find anything taken from Bagherzadeh’s car. … ….”Coty Beavers, 28, was discovered dead inside his apartment in the 10800 block of Legacy Park Drive around 4:30 p.m. Monday. He was last seen around 5:45 that morning going back to his apartment after walking his wife to her vehicle. He was described by his brother as having a big heart and the kind of person who thought about things most people never bothered with.Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges in Coty Beavers’ case. ” Call the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713-967-5810.
To share information in Bagherzadeh’s death, call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.