After 12 years on the run, Egyptian-American Yaser Abdel Said – one of the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives – is arrested in Justin, Texas, said FBI on a press release.
Said is accused of killing his two daughters, 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah.
“The FBI-Dallas Violent Crimes Task Force has worked tirelessly to find Yaser Abel Said,” said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Mattew DeSarno in the press release. “These experienced investigators never gave up on their quest to find him and pledged to never forget the young victims in the case.”
On January 1, 2008, Said took his young daughters for a ride to get them something to eat, according to the press release. He, then, drove them to Irving, Texas, where he allegedly shot both inside his taxicab, leaving them dead after multiple gunshot wounds.
“On January 1, 2008, the Irving Police Department opened a murder investigation after two young girls were found shot to death,” the Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey said. “Since that night, the members of the Irving Police Department and our partners with the Dallas FBI have tirelessly pursued justice for Amina and Sarah.”
Yaser Abdel Said is now taken into custody in Texas, the state where he is accused of murdering his two daughters. It, however, remained unclear how the FBI and local authorities were able to trace and capture Said after more than a decades.