Olympic boxer, 52, accused of strangling his daughter, 25, to death in Staten Island park is extradited from Egypt to face trial in New York
- Kabary Salem, 52, was indicted on November 5 with murdering his daughter
- Ola Salem, 25, was found strangled in a Staten Island park in October 2019
- Cairo-born Salem is a former Olympic boxer known as ‘The Egyptian Magician’
- He represented Egypt in the Olympics in 1992 and 1996
- In 1999 he killed an American boxer, Randie Carver, in the ring in Kansas City
- Salem fled New York immediately after his daughter’s body was found
- He was tracked down by NYPD December 3 in Egypt and returned to the U.S.
An Egyptian boxer who represented his country in the Olympics and was accused of murdering his daughter in Staten Island has been extradited from Egypt back to New York to face charges, police have confirmed.
Kabary Salem, 52, was indicted on November 5 with murdering his daughter Ola Salem, 25, in October 2019.
He fled the U.S. shortly after her body was found.
Kabary Salem, 52, was sent back to New York on December 3 to face murder charges
Kabary Salem is seen in the ring in 2004 against Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe in Edinburgh
His daughter Ola Salem, 25, was found strangled in a Staten Island park in October 2019
Ola Salem’s body was found in this park on Staten Island in October 2019
In March he posted on Instagram: ‘I miss you and love you rip my love ola Kabary Salem.’
New York Police Department’s regional fugitive task force tracked him down on December 3 in Egypt, and brought him back to New York on Friday, sources told The New York Post.
The young woman’s body was discovered by a jogger in Staten Island’s Bloomingdale Park.
The fully-clothed body had been dragged through the woods some 30 feet, then covered in leaves.
Salem is a former professional middleweight boxer who went by the nickname ‘The Egyptian Magician’ and who competed in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics.
Salem killed one opponent, Randie Carver, in the ring in Kansas City in September 1999 after repeatedly headbutting him.
Carver never regained consciousness after being knocked out in the 10th round, and died two days later from blunt head trauma.
His daughter, who lived in Rosebank, had been an advocate for Muslim women suffering from domestic violence through her volunteer work at the New York City-based Asiyah Women’s Center, a 20-bed shelter and resource organization.
Salem is seen fighting Germany’s Mario Veit in 2004
Ola Salem had worked for Muslim women who were victims of domestic violence in New York
She was strangled and police said it was ‘unlikely’ her killing was random.
Detectives believe she was killed elsewhere and dumped in Bloomingdale Park.
The NYPD previously confirmed that officers had been called to her home on Deal Court five times in the year leading up to her death, for reasons including a violation of an order of protection and criminal contempt.
Multiple residents of Deal Court said they have previously seen police respond to the home.
They told Staten Island Live the had been ‘some problems’ at the location, including at least one incident in which they believed Salem was taken away by an ambulance.