Saudi Arabia’s Madina residents bury sisters found dead in New York river

Madina residents carrying the bodies. (Twitter)

Residents of Saudi Arabia’s Madina have buried the bodies of the two Saudi sisters who were found dead last week in the Hudson River in New York.

New York police said that the mysterious death of the two Saudi sisters, who were found tied together with duct tape at their feet and bound at the waist near the Riverside Park in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, could have been a double suicide.

Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, had been living in Fairfax, Virginia with their mother, but Rotana had moved to live in New York. The family are Saudi nationals from Jeddah.

Investigators said that witness testimonies, evidence and the sisters’ credit card purchases reveal that there was no evidence they had been killed.

“At this point in time we have no credible information that a crime took place in New York City… but it is still under investigation,” Dermot Shea, the city’s chief of detectives, said Friday.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58