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Police Release Identity of Woman Found Dead with McNair

Sahel Kazemi was found dead along with Steve McNair, Saturday, July 4, 2009. Sahel Kazemi was found dead along with Steve McNair, Saturday, July 4, 2009.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Saturday Metro police announced that former Titan Steve McNair was murdered. Police also reported that a female was murdered. 

NewsChannel 5 Investigates learned Saturday night that there was a bizarre incident involving McNair and that young woman who was also found dead with him Saturday. That woman was arrested two days ago on DUI charges.

NewsChannel5's chief investigative reporter Phil Williams dug up the arrest documents and uncovered a connection McNair had to the woman.

The young woman, Sahel Kazemi, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Thursday after an officer spotted her speeding down Broadway. Kazemi was driving a black, 2007 Cadillac Escalade that, according to public records, she owned along with McNair. McNair was in the vehicle at the time Kazemi was pulled over; however, he was not charged with anything and was allowed to leave. He left in a taxi.

The vehicle is registered at the address of McNair's restaurant on Jefferson Street.

According to the arrest affidavit, Kazemi's "eyes were bloodshot and watery. She had an obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath but denied any consumption." According to the police report, "She said she was not drunk but high."

Click here to read the arresting officer's affidavit

Kazemi was arrested by the same officer who arrested McNair on DUI charges in 2003. That officer's name is Shawn Taylor. The 2003 case was thrown out after a judge ruled Taylor did not have probable cause to stop McNair.

According to public records, Kazemi moved to Nashville from Orange Park, Fla.

The bonding company that bailed her out refused to say if McNair was on the one who posted her bond.

In a press conference, Don Aaron with Metro Police said McNair was shot multiple times, and Kazemi was shot once in the head.

McNair was found seated on the couch. Kazemi was found on the floor in the living room with a pistol near her body.

Kazemi was an employee of Dave and Busters at Opry Mills mall.

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