Fairfax sisters’ bodies found on river bank in NYC

bodies recovered photoPolice recover the bodies of the sisters (Photo via Univision Nueva York)

The bodies of a missing 16-year-old from Fairfax and her 22-year-old sister were found washed up on shore along the Hudson River in New York City.

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Sketches via Univision Nueva York

The two had been found together with duct tape and were facing each other, police said, according to a Univision Nueva York report. They were fully clothed and showed no signs of trauma, The New York Times reported.

Tala Farea, 16, had been reported missing on Aug. 24, according to a posting on the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The posting said Tala might be in the company of her sister, Rotana Farea, 22.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to investigators.

The New York Post reported that the girls may have landed in the river from the George Washington Bridge with their feet taped and then traveled roughly 110 blocks south.

The Post quoted NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea as saying they “were not in the water that long.”

 

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