Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Fairfax sisters found dead along New York City river

Fairfax sisters found dead along New York City river

NY has reported that two bodies that were discovered and found in New York's Hudson River have been identified as two Virginia teens and sisters who has been reported missing.

The New York City medical examiner's office will determine cause of death.

NY police said Rotana Farea, 22, and her 16-year-old sister Tala Farea, both of Fairfax County, Virginia, were discovered on Wednesday afternoon (Thursday NZT) near 68th Street and Riverside Drive on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

At about 3 p.m. Wednesday, police received a 911 call for two bodies floating in the water. EMS responded and pronounced the women dead at the scene. The young women's mother lives in the state of Virginia.

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Rotana Farea, 22, and Tala Farea, 16, were found on the rocks near 68th Street & Riverside Park in Manhattan on Thursday. Their bodies were identified Friday.

Tala Farea has been reported missing once August 24. They were fully clothed and showed no signs of trauma, The New York Times reported. The posting said Tala might be in the company of her sister, Rotana Farea, 22.

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