Hayat Boumeddiene Fled to Syria Through Turkey Says French Official

Hayat Boumeddiene was out of the country before Paris attacks started.

Boumeddiene is wanted by police after being linked to suspected gunman Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of killing a policewoman and four hostages at kosher market Friday.

Coulibaly was killed after police stormed the market.

A French police source with close knowledge of the case told ABC News that Hayat Boumeddiene traveled from Paris well before the attacks started on Jan. 7 with the shooting rampage at Charlie Hebdo.

Police are trying to decipher what role Boumeddiene played in the attacks as they search for her. She and Coulibaly had been married in a religious ceremony in 2009, but never made it official with a French civil ceremony.

According to the Paris Public Prosecutor's office, Boumeddiene had spent the last year in contact with the wife of one of the gunmen believed responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

She had exchanged 500 phone calls with the wife of Cherif Kouachi, one of the suspected Charlie Hebdo gunmen, according to the prosecutor's office.

"I don't have any opinion," she answered, according to The Associated Press report from her judicial records.

However, she also said that Americans were killing innocent people who needed protection, and said she was suspicious of the media's reports, according to the AP.

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