Yaser Said Raised to FBI Top Ten Wanted List For Murder of Daughters

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The FBI is hoping to jump start the seven-year hunt for a Texas man suspected of murdering his two daughters by putting Yaser Said on its top 10 most wanted list and raising the reward for information leading to his arrest.

Authorities believe Said, an Egyptian national who drove a taxi in the Dallas area, shot daughters Sarah, 17, and Amina, 18, to death on Jan. 1, 2008. Their bodies were found in his cab in the parking lot of the Omni Hotel in Irving. Relatives say Said was enraged that his daughters had adopted a western lifestyle at odds with his strict Muslim beliefs.

Family members and officials hope the FBI’s renewed effort will turn up the heat on Said, who may have fled to his homeland.


Said was allegedly angry that his daughters were dating non-Muslim boys. In the days before they were killed, the sisters had fled with their mother to another aunt’s house in Oklahoma after Amina Said was threatened at gunpoint by her father.

Amina Said had signed a lease for an apartment in Tulsa, hoping to start a new life with her sister, but the pair went back to Texas with their mother to place flowers on their grandmother’s grave one last time. Days later, they were found murdered and left for dead in the cab.

The FBI raised the reward for information leading to Said’s arrest to $100,000 from $25,000 and have received promising tips in the last few weeks, an FBI official said.