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Tala Farea: Rotana Farea and Hudson River

tala farea: Police said the sisters had been in Manhattan since Sept. 1, staying at expensive hotels and ordering in pairs of meals until a credit card they were using maxed out, according to CTV. A jogger said he saw them praying at a playground near the river, sitting about 30 feet 9 metres apart with their heads in their hands, hours before their bodies were found, police said. The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 23, were discovered Oct. 24 near the Hudson River, two months after they were last seen in Fairfax, Virginia, where they had been living in a shelter amid allegations that they were abused at home. New York City Police Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said people who knew the Farea sisters in Virginia told investigators that they made statements within the last year indicating that they would rather inflict harm on themselves -- commit suicide -- than return to Saudi Arabia. The medical examiner has yet to rule on their death and the case remains under investigation, he said. Shea stopped short of saying that the sisters had killed themselves but said police have no credible information that any crime took place. ( As reported in the news.