Family Statement: The family of Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi would like to thank the Minneapolis Police, the Mayor of the city, the Seward neighborhood, the Somali community, media and everybody else who have shared with us the pain and suffering we are going through.
The family is relieved to learn the news that two suspects are in custody. We appreciate the quick reaction and speedy actions of our law enforcement.
The family would also like to express their gratitude to the Seward Neighborhood and the Somali community and the way which they have supported the police in their efforts to solve this gruesome and mindless crime. The family is kindly requesting that the Somali community continue to work with the law enforcement.
Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi were two young people, full of life and had so much to look for American dream. They came here to live in peace and start a new life but their lives were taken in the most senseless act of cruelty.
No words can describe the shock and the pain the family is going through at the lost of our beloved ones. We will not rest until all those responsible for their killings are brought to justice.
Finally, our condolences go to Anwar Mohamed’s family. We share their pain and suffering.
January 11, 2010
Family contact: Abdi Mohamed: 206-227-6610