A chilling text on Bob Lee’s phone reveals how the Cash App founder received a disturbing warning from the suspect’s sister

A sinister text sent by suspect Nima Momeni’s sister has revealed a disturbing warning to Cash App founder Bob Lee following his murder.

The 43-year-old tech leader was found on the streets of San Francisco with three stab wounds in a “planned and premeditated assault” by police on April 4, court documents say.

Cash App founder Bob Lee, 43, (pictured) was stabbed to death


Cash App founder Bob Lee, 43, (pictured) was stabbed to deathCredit: MobileCoin
Lee received a warning from Khazar Elyassnia, sister of suspect Nima Momeni


Lee received a warning from Khazar Elyassnia, sister of suspect Nima MomeniPhoto credit: Getty

Lee later succumbed to his injuries and on Thursday afternoon police announced that tech entrepreneur and acquaintance of Lee, Nima Momeni, 38, was arrested in his death.

Days after Lee’s body was found on April 11, police were able to unlock his phone and discovered a text message from Momeni’s sister, Khazar Elyassnia.

Elyassnia seemed worried about Lee and said to him, “I just want to make sure you’re okay because I know Nima got on you so hard.

“And thanks for being such a classy man handling that with class, love you selfish stabs.”

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On Friday, San Francisco District Attorney Brook Jenkins explained how Elyassnia is connected to Lee’s death investigation.

“What we have at this point, and what we were willing to share with the public, is the fact that Mr. Momeni has a sister who was linked to Mr. Lee and appears to be what ties the two men together,” Jenkins said .

Court documents revealed a relationship between Elyassnia and Lee, but police said a witness in the case, who described himself as a close friend of Lee’s, was unsure if the two had a romantic relationship.

According to the documents, around 3:30 p.m. on April 3, the witness was invited to an apartment in the Mission District, where Lee, Elyassnia and a resident were drinking.

Lee and the witness later went to Lee’s hotel room at the 1 Hotel San Francisco.

In the hotel room, the witness said Lee had had a conversation with Nima Momemi.

Momeni spoke to Lee about picking up his sister and also questioned Lee about whether Elyassnia was using drugs or “something inappropriate,” court documents say.

But the witness said Lee told Momeni that “nothing improper happened” according to the documents.

Lee and the witness then went to Lee’s apartment to hang out.

The witness never saw Lee again after the technical director left his home at around 12:30 am on April 4.


Video footage from Millennium Tower, where Elyassnia had an apartment, showed Momeni entering Millennium at around 8:31 p.m. on April 3, after exiting a white BMW.

Hours later, around 12:39 am on April 4th, Lee is also seen via camera footage entering the Millennium.

Around 2:03 am, security footage shows Lee and Momeni entering an elevator together and entering Momeni’s BMW.

The BMW was driven to a dark, isolated area on Main Street.

A confrontation between the two men erupts on the sidewalk and Lee is then seen by video cameras walking away injured.

Lee’s injuries appeared to show “clear intent to kill,” according to court records.

“One of the stab wounds, showing a direct and clear intent to kill, entered the victim’s heart,” the doctor read.

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It continued: “Immediately after stabbing the victim, the defendant threw the kitchen knife and fled the scene at high speed in his white BMW, leaving the victim to die slowly.”

Police discovered near the scene of what they believed to be the murder weapon, which was a 4-inch splinter kitchen knife with a black blade that appeared to have human blood on it.

Nima Momeni, 38, (pictured) was arrested for Lee's murder


Nima Momeni, 38, (pictured) was arrested for Lee’s murderPhoto credit: Facebook / Nima Momeni


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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