October 31, 2018
The case of the two missing sisters found duct taped together in the Hudson River has become even more unusual. According to the Guardian, “The day before the bodies were discovered on 24 October, the sisters’ mother told detectives that she had received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, ordering the family to leave the US because her daughters had applied for political asylum.”
Tala and Rotana have been in the US since 2015. The left their home they shared with their mother in and went missing in Dec 2017. They evidently returned as they were reported missing again in August.
The bodies were identified as Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, both of Fairfax.
A sketch has been released of two unidentified women who were found deceased in the Hudson River near the Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
The New York City police were called after someone saw what they thought was two unconscious bodies near 68th St. and Riverside Park. The police found two women on the rocks in the Hudson River and they were duct taped together by the waist, reports the New York Times.
The bodies had not been in the water for long.
Both women were described as being 25 to 30 years old, about 5-3 to 5-6 with a medium build and shoulder-length curly dark hair. They were each wearing a black jacket with fur trim and black leggings.
Other bodies in the area
On October 21, 2018, the body of Susan Trott, 70, was found inside her apartment located at 109th St. Riverside Park at the West End Avenue apartments. Trott had her throat cut.
On July 18, 2018, a 911 caller spotted a woman’s body floating near 109th St. by Riverside Park about 8 p.m. An NYPD harbor unit pulled her body from the water and took her ashore at the 79th St. Boat Basin, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).