Update: 2 bodies found in Hudson River were a missing Virginia teen and her sister
Two bodies were discovered, bound together, on the banks of New York City’s Hudson River on Wednesday, the NYPD said.
The two women were tied together at their feet with what appeared to be duct tape, NYPD Lt. Paul Ng said. They also appeared to be bound together at the waist, he said.
The bodies were found shortly after 2:30 p.m. on the Upper West Side, in the vicinity of 68th Street and Riverside Park, the NYPD said in a statement.
There were no obvious signs of trauma and the women were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are not naming them until the family can be notified.
Both women are described as 25 to 30 years old, 5’3″ to 5’6″ tall, medium build, medium skin tone and shoulder length curly dark hair. Both were last seen wearing a black jacket with fur trim and black leggings.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, the statement said.
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.
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.