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Family mourns after father is found dead in Imperial Beach

Posted at 10:08 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 01:09:51-04

IMPERIAL BEACH (KGTV) - Medical examiners identified the body found floating off-shore in Imperial Beach as 29-year-old Zabiullah Rahmani.

Rahmani leaves behind a wife of nearly ten years and two 7-year-old twin daughters. Ramzia Rahmani tells 10News, "I can say it was horrible and it still is."

Less than a week since she lost her husband and the feelings are still raw, "The fire is burning in my chest whenever I see my girls ask about their father. It'ss too hard to face their questions, it's hard to answer their questions about their dad."

She tells 10News, her husband left Saturday night to hangout with friends down in Imperial Beach. She says he was planning to be home for midnight but the hours after turned into Monday, "The doorbell rang and I saw there was two police officers and I felt bad. I thought maybe something happened to my husband."

Thinking something bad but never imagining it would end up being her worst nightmare, "It's hard for me to believe hes not with me anymore."

Thankfully she has support from family members like Zabi's cousin, "I'll try my best to be like a father to Zabi's kids and treat them the same way I treat my kids."

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family as they try to put together the pieces from here, "When we left Afghanistan he was like, we are going to have a bright future over there." Now, rebuilding that future without their husband and father.