NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD on Friday identified the pair of bodies pulled from the Hudson River earlier this week as two missing sisters from Fairfax, Virginia.
Police say Rotana Farea, 22, and Tala Farea, 16, were found Wednesday fully clothed and bound together with duct tape floating just offshore near Riverside Park.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Florida Judge Orders Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Held Without Bail
Tala was last seen August 24th, according to a posting on the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The alert said Tala might be with her sister.READ MORE: State Trial For Three Ex-Officers Charged In George Floyd’s Death Postponed Until 2022
Sources tell CBS2 investigators are leaning towards the theory that the sisters may have jumped off the George Washington Bridge as part of a suicide pact.
The Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause of the sisters’ death.MORE NEWS: Religious Violence Spreads Across Israel As Death Toll From Gaza Airstrikes Mounts
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