DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the killing of a 47-year-old woman who they said was fatally shot last month, and her loved ones are asking anyone with information to come forward.
“She left us too early and we miss her,” one of the victim’s friends, Hughes Longelin, told reporters at a news conference Monday.
Longelin said the victim, Aranee Mulakhut, who is originally from Thailand, was his wife’s best friend and lived with the couple for 2 1/2 months last year.
He said she was the “nicest girl.”
A co-worker of Mulakhut’s, Kanee Corro, also described Mulakhut as a kind woman and hard worker, “who wouldn’t even hurt a fly.” She said she has no idea why someone would want to kill Mulakhut.
“We just need help,” Corro said. “If anybody heard anything, saw anything, please, please call Crime Stoppers. We need your help.”
According to deputies, Mulakhut was shot the night of Dec. 26 at an apartment complex at 321 E. Sheridan St., where she lived.
Detective Tiberio Barbosa told reporters Monday that surveillance video shows a white, four-door sedan, possibly a Nissan Maxima manufactured sometime between 2009-2015, following the victim’s Mercedes-Benz into the complex.
The detective said the people inside the vehicle waited for Mulakhut to get out of her car before one of them got out and shot her somewhere out of view of the cameras.
The shooter then got back into the car and the culprits drove west on Sheridan Street.
The detective said they believe two people were involved in the killing.
Mulakhut was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where she died.
Anyone with further information is asked to call the Broward Sheriff’s Office at 954-321-4231. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
Crime Stoppers initially offered a reward of up to $3,000 for anonymous tips that led to an arrest. Mulakhut’s friends have contributed an additional $3,000 to be added to the reward.
The reward expires on Jan. 15, 2022.