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Search warrant: Man posted photo of dead wife, daughter in Raleigh home

Posted April 21, 2016

Elhadji Diop

— A Raleigh man accused of killing his wife and 2-year-old daughter posted a picture of their bodies online following their deaths, according to a search warrant released Thursday.

Elhadji Diop, 53, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Aminata Drame, 40, and Fatim Diop.

Police seized two cellphones, a box cutter, roach killer and electronics from the Farm Gate Road home where Drame and Fatim Diop were found dead on April 5.

Their bodies were discovered after Raleigh police officers were dispatched to the house to conduct a welfare check.

Upon arrival, police also found that Elhadji Diop had self-inflicted lacerations and had ingested toxic substances. He was taken to WakeMed and formally charged after being released.

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said after Diop's initial court hearing that she will pursue this case vigorously.

"It's a serious case," she said. "Anytime there is a child involved, it is a huge loss to our community. We are going to be taking this case very seriously."

Diop was granted a capital defender, and is being held in the Wake County Detention Center under no bond.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 8.


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  • Sibylle Lashley Apr 22, 2016
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    Guess he was proud of what he did.. Maybe he was jealous? She was much younger.. No world of why he did it...what an evil person

  • Janet Ghumri Apr 21, 2016
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    This.was not an 'Honor Killing". A two year old would not be involved in anything to warrant even the most disturbed interpretation of 'honor'. There's no honor in killing your child and wife. This man is sick. He needs serious help.

  • Dirk Snedly Apr 21, 2016
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    Islamic honor killing involving Senegalese immigrants....so....is arresting a Muslim man for disposing of his property as he sees fit an example of Islamafauxbia?