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New Reward Issued for FBI Fugitive Yaser Abdel Said
FBI New York Assists Dallas Field Office in Search

FBI New York December 19, 2013
  • FBI Public Information Office (212) 384-2100

The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Yaser Abdel Said. Said is wanted for the murders of his two teenage daughters. He is believed to have ties to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the New York City area, Canada, and Egypt.

On January 1, 2008, Said took his daughters Amina and Sarah for a ride in his taxi cab, under the guise of taking them to get something to eat. He drove them to Irving, Texas, where he allegedly shot both girls to death inside the taxi cab. They died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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Victims: Sisters Amina, 18, and Sarah Said, 17

In January 2008, based on an investigation by the Irving Police Department, a capital murder-multiple warrant was issued for Said’s arrest. On August 21, 2008, a federal unlawful flight to avoid prosecution warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Said’s last confirmed sighting was in Irving, Texas, in 2008. He is 56 years old, 6’2” tall, and 180 pounds with a medium complexion. He has brown eyes and black hair; however, his physical features may vary in order to conceal his identity. He may or may not wear a mustache or shave his head.

Said was born in Egypt and may seek shelter in communities with Egyptian ties. He frequents diners, including Denny’s and IHOP, and smokes Marlboro Lights 100s cigarettes. He may work as a taxi driver.

Said is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York FBI at 212-384-1000, the Dallas FBI at 972-559-5000, or submit tips online at http://tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

- Yaser Abdel Said’s wanted poster