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Saudi Arabian sisters found duct-taped together in NY's Hudson River

Saudi Arabian sisters found duct-taped together in NY's Hudson River

NY and Arab media said the sisters, who had run away from home before, were of Saudi origin but their family was living in Fairfax, Virginia.

The women had moved to the USA in 2015 with their mother to Fairfax, Virginia-a suburb of Washington DC about 360 kilometres from the Hudson.

Tala was again reported missing in August 2018 by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, but the search was called off, according to the English-language ArabNews.com, after it was learned that she was visiting her older sister in NY.

Meanwhile, both the NYPD and an official at the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC refuted an Associated Press (AP) claim the mother of the two sisters had said that she received a call from the Saudi Embassy requesting the family to leave the United States because the daughters had requested asylum.

Two sisters whose bodies were found bound together were Saudi nationals who may have been seeking asylum in the US. They were found with "no obvious signs of trauma", and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to New York City Police.

A NY police spokesman said Sunday that police were awaiting the results of autopsies on the sisters before determining whether the case was a homicide.

DailyMail.com has learned Rotana, from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was an undergraduate at George Mason University from January 2016 until May of this year.

A post on the center's website noted that Tala might have been with Rotana.

After releasing sketch drawings of the sisters, police were able to identify them on Friday, and are now seeking the public's help in learning more about their lives in the NY metro area in the past two months.

Almost a week after two Fairfax County sisters were found dead along a riverbank in New York City, mystery still surrounds their deaths.

New York City police sent a detective to Virginia to learn more about the sisters.

They had been previously reported missing in December 2017.

In a statement released to the public on Tuesday afternoon, the Saudi Consulate General said that embassy officials had reached out to the Farea family and "extended its support and aid in this trying time".


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