- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Donors have given more than $64,000 to help the family of a longtime pizza delivery driver who was killed in what police believe was a robbery.

Contributions ranging from $1 to $2,000 flooded into a website established after the killing of Najeh Masaeid, 63.

Masaeid, a native of Jordan, was found dead Sunday evening after an apparent robbery at an apartment complex.

The slaying didn’t appear to be a case of random violence, police said, and no arrests had been made as of Tuesday.

“That particular delivery driver was called to a vacant apartment,” said police Lt. Sean Edwards. “So our investigators are really combing through all the details and trying to determine what happened, what took place, who was it that called.”

The man’s daughter, Jordan Hosey, set up a fundraising site to help cover funeral costs and living expenses for the man’s widow. The original goal was $25,000, but more than 1,600 donors had given more than $64,000 by Tuesday afternoon.

Some donors on the gofundme.com site left messages saying the native of Jordan made deliveries to them during his more than 15 years of working as a driver for Domino’s.

Hosey posted a message that said she was “emotionally drained” by her father’s death.

“In the same vein, my heart cries in joy and mourning for all of the overwhelming support my family has received in the past 24 hours,” the note said.

Masaeid’s car was still running in the parking lot when authorities arrived, and an insulated bag found near his body still contained warm pizzas.



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