Man murdered after trying to sell car online, widow seeks justice

"I'm tell you, it's been like hell," said Qurarulain Malik.

The family's hellish nightmare began on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Altaf Malik received a text message from someone interested in the car he was selling on Craigslist.

At around 9 p.m. that Tuesday, Altaf left his southwest Fort Bend County home to meet with the interested car buyer.

"He thought it would be OK, it's eBay, Amazon, you always have something to sell, so it's really strange, I'm shocked," said Altaf's widow.

Altaf drove some eight miles to the intersection of State Highway 6 and Bellaire Boulevard to meet the interested buyer in a parking lot.

Two days later, Altaf's body was found in a trash bin on Truxillo Street near Ennis Street in southeast Houston, around 20 miles away from the meeting place. He was stabbed to death.

"It's like insane to kill a person for a car," said Qurarulain.

Police are trying to find Altaf's killer and the car he was trying to sell, described as a metal grey Audi A8L with Texas license plate number is HZX 9910.

"He is really innocent, he didn't do anything wrong," said Qurarulain. "If you want the car, you can take the car and leave the person!"

Altaf leaves behind four children, the youngest being nine years old.