>> Two Saudi sisters, whose bodies were found at the edge of New York's Hudson River last year, killed themselves, according to the medical examiner's office. The cause of death was drowning. 16 year old Tala and 23 year old Rotana Farea were discovered bound together with duct tape when their bodies washed up near a city pier on October.
The sisters moved to the US from Saudi Arabia with their mother in 2015. Authorities say the pair left their family home in Fairfax, Virginia and moved into a shelter. They then went to New York City and maxed out their credit card before they were found dead in the Hudson River.
Police were reportedly investigation allegations the sisters may have been abused. There were also reports the two had requested asylum in the US and that their mother had received a call from a Saudi official ordering the family to return to the country. People who knew them reportedly told investigators the sisters said they would rather commit suicide than return to Saudi Arabia