2 bodies found in Hudson River were a missing Virginia teen and her sister

Two bodies that were found bound together this week on the Manhattan banks of the Hudson River have been ide...

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 11:00 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 11:00 AM

Two bodies that were found bound together this week on the Manhattan banks of the Hudson River have been identified as those of two Virginia sisters -- one of whom had been reported missing -- New York police said.

The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, both of Fairfax, were found Wednesday afternoon, tied together at their feet with what appeared to be duct tape, and they also appeared to be bound at the waist, the New York Police Department said.

Hudson River

Physical locations

Rivers, lakes and falls (by name)

Continents and regions

Crime, law enforcement and corrections

Law enforcement

Misc organizations

Missing persons

New York Police Department

North America

Policing and police forces

Southeastern United States

The Americas

United States

Virginia

They were pronounced dead at the scene, along the riverbanks on Manhattan's Upper West Side, police said. Police said they're investigating the deaths, and that the city medical examiner's office will determine the causes.

There were no obvious signs of trauma when the bodies were discovered, police said. Both were clothed and had black jackets with fur trim, police said.

Tala Farea had been missing from Fairfax since August 24, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

A post on the center's website noted that Tala might have been with Rotana.

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 32°
Angola
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 30°
Huntington
Overcast
35° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 35°
Decatur
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 31°
Van Wert
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 31°
Partly Cloudy Saturday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events