22 hours ago
Hmm i wonder what happened here. rip #serenashim
serena shim was an #american
citizen of #lebanese
origin, born as the daughter of judith poe and her lebanese father in 1985. she was raised in dearborn and livonia and her family lived in #detroit, #michigan, united states.
as a child, she attended lowrey elementary school in dearborn and later went to clarenceville high school in livonia. she attended college at the american university of science and technology, #beirut, lebanon. she was married to ibrihim shim and the couple had a son and a daughter.
shim was 29 years old when she was killed in #turkey. her funeral ceremony was held on october 22 in a hussainia in bourj el-barajneh before she was buried in a cemetery in the same district.
on october 17, shim told press tv that the turkish national intelligence organization (mİt) had accused her of "spying" she stated that it is "probably due to some of the stories she had covered about turkey's stance on the islamic state of iraq and the levant militants in #kobanê".
she had reported that isis militants were being smuggled over the turkish border into syria on trucks bearing the symbols of ngos like the "world food organisation". shim said on air she's "a bit frightened" by what mİt "might use against me."
she died on october 19, 2014 in a car crash on her way back to her hotel. she was returning to suruç with her driver and camera operator, judy irish, in a rental car when the car collided with a cement mixer.
shim survived the crash, but died of a heart attack after being taken to an undisclosed location. her co-worker irish was injured and taken to suruç state hospital.
the vehicle driver was subsequently arrested. press tv disputed this, alleging that both driver and vehicle "have disappeared" and her death is "suspicious".