The FBI added Yaser Abdel Said (57), formerly from Lewisville, Texas, to the bureau’s “Ten-Most-Wanted-List” today. Authorities believe Said is responsible for the horrific murders of his two daughters, Amina (18) and Sarah (17), on January 1st, 2008 when he took them for a ride in the taxi he was driving under the pretense that they were going for something to eat; once in a remote spot near a motel, near Irving, Texas, he shot them multiple times inside the cab. A 911 call placed by one of the daughters memorialized her last moments alive as she frantically tried to tell dispatch that she was dying. Some close to the investigation believe that the acts were the product of “honor killings” resulting from the belief that the daughters had shamed Said because of their dating choices and increasing subscription to Western beliefs (see, “Honor Killings-Family Killing Family for Loving the Wrong Man or For Being Homosexual”).
Said is believed to be still living in the United States and may have ties to New York, North Texas, Canada, and Egyptian-affiliated communities. He was working as a taxi cab driver (not an owner) and fled with approximately $9,000 and his Egyptian passport. He was smoking Marlboro 100 cigarettes and known for his thick mustache and dark sunglasses which he would wear outdoors as well as inside about the time of the murders (Of course, he may have changed his appearance now that he is a fugitive). He is described as 6.2’ and 180 pounds with a dark brown spot on the side of his neck. A reward of $100,000 is being offered for information leading to Said’s arrest (see, “Do Rewards Help Solve Crimes”). Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yaser Abdel Said should call 1-800-CALL-FBI.