Abuershaid said at Friday's press conference that the Malik who is Pakistani but lived in Saudi Arabia, met Farook through a dating website some time in 2013. Then Farook went to Saudi Arabia to meet her. Then went again in July 2014. Farook returned to the U.S. and the following month, Malik joined him in the U.S. on what is known as a “fiancé” visa, which allows an American fiancé to petition for his or her partner’s temporary entry before marriage. For the visa application, the address she listed in her Pakistani hometown, ABC News discovered does not exist. The couple was married the following month.
Malik received her Green Card this summer, U.S. officials said.Six months ago, the couple had a baby daughter and named her according to a naming convention more common to Arab families, rather than in the typical Pakistani manner.
He said the couple were very 'traditional' and that family members saw Malik as a 'very private', soft-spoken and caring housewife. He added that Malik spoke broken English.
'They were very traditional. When family would come over, the women would sit with the women and the men would sit with the men, so the men had never spoken to her,' Abuershaid said. 'Malik wore a burka so she was never seen by the men.'So nobody really knew what she looked like not even the family members.
FBI is now investigating the San Bernardino mass shooting as 'an act of terror'.
The couple were killed on Wednesday by the authorities.