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Father Sought For “Honor Killings” – In Dallas

From those defenders of the faith at the Dallas Morning News:

Lewisville cabdriver sought in slayings of 2 teen daughters

Bodies of 2 Lewisville teens found in taxi; dating issues probed

Thursday, January 3, 2008

By WENDY HUNDLEY / The Dallas Morning News

Area police continue to search for a man who they believe killed his two teenage daughters and left their bodies in a taxi at an Irving hotel.

Police sealed off a street and surrounded the man’s home in Lewisville for more than five hours Wednesday but found that Yaser Abdel Said, 50, a cabdriver, was not inside.

He is sought in connection with the deaths of Amina Yaser Said, 18, and Sarah Yaser Said, 17.

Both victims died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Dallas County medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday…

Police provided no clues about the motive for the killings. "There are several things we’re looking into," said Irving police Officer David Tull, noting that the suspect faces capital murder charges.

Officer Tull said there have been some "domestic issues" with the family, but he did not elaborate.

Police did say they are looking into the possibility that the father was upset with his daughters’ dating activities.

"It’s something well worth looking into," Officer Tull told WFAA-TV (Channel 8).

Officer Tull said at a news conference that the mother of the victims is cooperating with police and that she and her 19-year-old son are in a safe place. He believes the couple is married, but he didn’t know whether they had been living together.

Lewisville police responded to a call at the residence on Dec. 26 on a report of a missing person, Capt. Kevin Deaver said. He did not know who was reported missing or what action was taken to resolve the situation.

Mr. Said, who is from Egypt, has lived in the Dallas area since at least the mid-1980s, records indicate

It’s unclear which of the sisters called 911 from a cellphone around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. She said she was dying, according to an Irving police report. She did not provide her location, but police traced the call to O’Connor Road and Riverside Drive.

They couldn’t find the caller but an hour later, police received another call about two unconscious females inside a taxi at a service entrance of the Omni Mandalay Hotel. Police located the vehicle and found the sisters.

"The victims’ mother provided information that pointed to the victims’ father as the suspect," the police report stated…

Liz Marines, secretary of the Lewisville High School Student Council, had classes with both of the sisters and remembers their scholastic abilities.

"Amina was very nice with everybody. She helped me in [Advanced Placement English] class," she said. Sarah was a sophomore when she took an Algebra II class with Liz, who was a junior at the time.

She said the sisters, who wore typical American clothes, didn’t talk much about their family. "I didn’t know they were Muslims until she told me they were Egyptian and Muslim," Liz said

Now everyone will know that the girls were Muslim. What an honor.

By the way, note that our hero has been in this country for more than twenty years.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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