2 bound bodies found in NYC were missing Virginia sisters

2 bound bodies found in NYC were missing Virginia sisters

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said they were particularly interested in finding out what happened since they were reported missing and what led them to New York City.

Two months ago, the mother reported Tala as missing, but later withdrew the report after the teenager was found visiting her sister in NY. Their bodies, bound by tape and facing each other, were on rocks near the Hudson River, leading authorities to believe they may have washed ashore.

The family members on October 28 also denied that the sisters were missing since August, noting that their mother initially did report Tala missing but soon found that she had been visiting her sister in New York City. "Meet them? See them?" After the bodies were located, the police department distributed sketches when they initially struggled to identify them.

"We are looking at all clues in their past life", Shea said.

The sisters had been in contact with their mother up until last week. Their bodies, which had no obvious signs of trauma, were discovered about 225 miles away from Fairfax, Virginia, where they lived and vanished in August.

Problems arose for Rotana when she learned her whole family would have to return to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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The younger sister, Tala, had been reported missing on August 24, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

They said there was no reason to think the sister was abducted or in danger, which is why no images were released to the public.

The bodies of two women were found washed up from the Hudson River off the Upper West Side in New York, Oct. 24, 2018.

Their mother told detectives that the day before the bodies were discovered she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the USA because her daughters had applied for political asylum, NY police said Tuesday.

In a statement released today, the Saudi Arabian Consulate General in NY said the Farea sisters were "citizens accompanying their brother in Washington" and it had "appointed an attorney to follow the case closely". They also rejected claims that the two women had committed suicide. It said the sisters were students "accompanying their brother in Washington".

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