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October 7, 2014

FBI Renews Efforts to Locate Missing Saipan Girls

The Seattle Division is asking Washington residents to consider if they have any bit of information—no matter how small—that might lead to the recovery of two missing girls. There is no specific intelligence suggesting that the girls were taken to Washington, but investigators believe there is a chance that someone here may have helpful information.

Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public’s help in providing information regarding missing children Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who disappeared from the U.S. territory of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands on May 25, 2011. The girls were ages 10 and 9 at the time of their disappearance.

This week, the FBI announced the release of new age-enhanced photos of the Luhk sisters created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The age-enhanced photos are available at http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1172939.

In addition to Saipan, the FBI is focusing this publicity campaign on Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington State, states with sizable populations originating from the Northern Mariana Islands.

On May 25, 2011, the Luhk sisters disappeared in Saipan while waiting for a school bus to arrive. The disappearance sparked a massive community and law enforcement effort to locate the girls. The FBI is hoping that this latest publicity push and the age-enhanced photos will generate new leads to resolve this case.

Anyone with information to provide is asked to call their local FBI office.