The 2 Saudi Arabian sisters who had been found duct-taped in a New York Metropolis river in October died by suicide, the town health worker’s workplace revealed Tuesday.
Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, “certain themselves collectively earlier than descending into the Hudson River,” Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson stated in an announcement.
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The sisters had been found on Oct. 24 floating within the river close to Manhattan’s Higher West Aspect. Their our bodies, totally clothed, certain by tape and going through one another with no apparent indicators of trauma, had been on rocks close to the water, main authorities to imagine they washed ashore.
It was later found the ladies had run away from their house in Fairfax, Virginia, earlier than being positioned in a shelter amid allegations they had been abused at house. They traveled to New York Metropolis and stayed in high-end lodges, finally maxing out the older sister’s bank card.
Individuals who knew the sisters in Virginia instructed investigators that they made statements inside the final 12 months indicating “that they’d slightly inflict hurt on themselves — commit suicide — than return to Saudi Arabia,” New York Metropolis Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea stated within the fall.
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The sisters moved to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia with their mom and two brothers in 2015. Investigators say they imagine the Farea sisters filed for asylum.
Their our bodies had been returned to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 3, they usually had been buried the identical day in Medina.
The Related Press contributed to this report.