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Saudi Consulate: Rotana Farea and Tala Farea

saudi consulate: As of Tuesday, investigators still had not determined how they died, according to CTV. The sisters' bodies were taped together and facing each other, but had no obvious signs of trauma, police said. The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about 225 miles from Fairfax, Virginia, where they lived and were reported missing in August. They were both fully clothed. Saudi Arabia's Consulate General in New York said in a statement that it had appointed an attorney to follow the case closely. Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday. ( As reported in the news.