Two women found bound together whose bodies washed up on the shore off Manhattan's Upper West Side have been identified.
The bodies discovered along the Hudson River were Rotana Farea, 22, and her sister, Tala Farea, 16, both of Fairfax, Virginia, the NYPD said Saturday. There were no obvious signs of trauma,
The two went missing in late August.
The cause of death has not been determined.
Police are asking the public for help identifying two women reportedly found bound together floating on the rocks of the Hudson River.
The two women were found around 2:39 p.m. Wednesday when New York City police responded to a 911 call for two unconscious individuals in the vicinity of 68 Street and Riverside Park, off Manhattan's Upper West Side, said an NYPD spokesperson.
When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered two unidentified females unconscious and unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma, laying on rocks near the river. EMS responded and pronounced the women dead at the scene.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation remains ongoing.
The women were described as both being 25- to 30-years-old, 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6, medium build, medium skin tone, and shoulder length curly dark hair. Both were last seen wearing a black jacket with fur trim and black leggings
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
All calls are strictly confidential.
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