Police say they are limited with what information they can disclose because of juvenile privacy laws in Virginia.
Two bodies that were found bound together last week on the Manhattan banks of the Hudson River have been identified as those of two Virginia sisters - one of whom had been reported missing - NY police said.
Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea of the New York City Police Department said those interviews are "unraveling" what was going on in Tala and Rotana Farea's lives before their mysterious deaths.
Some reports indicate that the older sister, Rotana, may have been living in NY. "Meet them? See them?"
After the discovery of their bodies, the NYPD asked for assistance in identifying them and put out a sketch of the pair.
The sisters had been in contact with their mother up until last week.
The sisters' bodies were taped together and facing each other, but had no obvious signs of trauma, police said.
The Farea family lived in Fairfax, Virginia, after they moved there from Saudi Arabia. Rotana Farea had been enrolled at George Mason University until the spring.
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An alert from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said that Tala was missing after having been seen last on August 24.
They said there was no reason to think the sister was abducted or in danger, which is why no images were released to the public.
Sketches were initially released of the Saudi Arabian sisters who were found bound by duct tape in the Hudson River near New York City's Upper West Side.
Their mother told detectives that the day before the bodies were discovered she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the us because her daughters had applied for political asylum, NY police said Tuesday.
The Consulate General is following closely with local authorities the investigation of the two Saudi citizens found in the Hudson river.
The cause of death has not been released.
Police believe that the bodies went into the water near the George Washington Bridge.
The bodies had washed onto some rocks by the tide.