Yaser Abdel Said Is Now Among America's Most Wanted For Daughters' Slayings
Megan Feldman's tied up on a cover story at the moment, but she sends some notes concerning the hunt for Yaser Abdel Said, the 50-year-old Egyptian-born cab driver suspected in the New Year's Day murders of his daughters, 17-year-old Sarah and 18-year-old Amina Said. They were found shot to death in a cab in Irving. Says Irving police spokesman David Tull, "There's been nothing to indicate his whereabouts," despite the efforts of local and federal law enforcement agencies.
"He could be anywhere in the U.S. or international," Tull tells Unfair Park. "He's a naturalized U.S. citizen, [and] he's got relatives in various parts of the country." There's also the chance he's fled to Egypt, possibly through Canada or Mexico, using a false name. "Those are some of the possibilities," Tull tells Unfair Park. "The border folks have been notified, and obviously the airports have been notified. Unfortunately, it’s a lot of waiting."
To that end, America's Most Wanted was in town several days ago shooting an episode to air at a still-undetermined date. "They really do generate leads," Tull says. "That’s how we caught the 'Texas Seven.'" As for Said's wife and son, they're still in contact with the Irving police, but Tull says they're in hiding -- precisely because no one knows where Yaser Said is, despite the $10,000 bounty on his head. "They're in fear for their lives," Tull says. "They’ve seen what he's capable of, so they’ve put themselves in hiding." --Robert Wilonsky
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