Female asylum seekers from Saudi found dead, duct-taped in US river

Rotana Farea, 22, and Tala Farea, 16, were discovered on 24 October on the bank of the Hudson river in New York.

Two Saudi sisters have been found dead while duct-taped together in New York’s Hudson River.

Police has launched an investigation after Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered on a bank of the Hudson river, on the west side of Manhattan, on October 24.

Their family had been ordered to leave the US by an official at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, according to the girls’ mother, who had received the call a day before her children were found.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.