Several reports have now confirmed that the bodies of two Saudi sisters were found tied with duct tape at their feet near the Riverside Park in Manhattan, New York.
Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, who were originally from Jeddah had previously lived with their mother in Virginia but the elder sister Rotana moved to live in New York.
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NYPD: No obvious signs of trauma were found on their bodies
Al Arabiya reports that police inspected no obvious signs of trauma on the bodies and that they were found fully clothed. The two bodies were found on Wednesday by a passer-by in the afternoon who directed the information via a 911 call.
The cause of death has yet to be announced
Their mother had originally reported Tala missing for two months before the incident, but it was called off after it was discovered that she visited her sister in New York.
The two girls were reported missing again when they lost contact with their mother just one week prior to the incident.
The cause of death has yet to be determined by New York’s medical examiners.