January 02, 2007 Irving, Texas
Double Homicide in Irving
Yaser Abdel Said, 50 years old, 6’2″ 180 lbs, black hair, brown eyes BELIEVED TO BE ARMED.
Irving, Texas, 1-1-08 – At 7:30pm Irving Police Dispatch received a call from a woman on a cell phone reporting that she had been shot, she was unable to relay her location. The call showed to have originated in the area of O’Connor Road and Riverside Drive in Irving and units were sent to the area but were unable to locate anyone without further information. At approximately 8:30pm police received a call from an individual reporting a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the 200 block of Las Colinas Blvd. responding officers found two females deceased in the vehicle. It was determined that one of the victims was the female that made the earlier call. Investigators have identified the two females as Sarah Yaser Said (17) and her sister Amina Yaser Said (18) of Lewisville. Both had been shot and police are now searching for their father, Yaser Abdel Said (50) believed to be the suspect in the murders (see attached photo). Yaser Said is described as being 6’2” weighing approximately 180 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black turtleneck shirt/sweater, a brown coat and tan pants and is believed to be armed with a handgun. Anyone with information that would lead police to him should immediately contact the Irving Police (972-721-2518) or their local law enforcement agency. Do not approach or try to apprehend the suspect.
Help Us Find a Murderer
Yaser Abdel Said, wanted for the murder of his two teenage daughters in Texas, has been named to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
them in his taxi cab to a remote location and used a handgun to murder them. One of the girls was able to make a 911 call and was heard screaming for help, saying she and her sister were being shot by their father. Their bodies were discovered several hours later in the cab, which was abandoned outside a hotel in Irving, Texas.
“Yaser Abdel Said is wanted for his alleged role in committing a terrible act of violence against his own daughters,” said Diego Rodriguez, special agent in charge of our Dallas Field Office. “Adding him to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list shows our commitment to seek justice for Amina and Sarah.”
Since the murders nearly seven years ago, the case has received widespread publicity, and law enforcement has followed every credible lead, but Said remains at large. Today’s announcement, Rodriguez noted, should draw increased attention to the case. “We believe that the combination of publicity, the significant reward, and the team of experienced investigators working the case from the Dallas Violent Crimes Task Force and the Irving Police Department will result in Said’s arrest.”
Special Agent Gil Balli, a task force supervisor who is leading the investigation, explained that “Said likely fled immediately after the murders. There have been many reports that he is in the U.S., but we are not ruling out the possibility that he is abroad.” Balli added that investigators are coordinating with law enforcement partners in Egypt and Canada along with U.S. law enforcement agencies.
The last confirmed sighting of Said, now age 57, was in Irving, Texas, in 2008. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and has brown eyes, black hair, and possibly a thick moustache.
In addition to Egypt and Canada, investigators believe Said has ties to the Dallas-Fort Worth region and the New York City area. He frequents diners—including Denny’s and IHOP restaurants—smokes Marlboro Lights 100s cigarettes, and loves dogs, especially tan- and black-colored German Shepherds. He may be working as a taxi driver.
Said—the 504th person to be named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list since its creation in 1950—is considered armed and dangerous. He reportedly carries a weapon with him at all times.
We need your help: If you have information about Yaser Abdel Said, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or contact your nearest law enforcement agency or U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
“These murders were brutal and cold-blooded,” Balli said. “If a person is capable of killing his own daughters, there is no telling what he might do. We need to catch this individual and prevent him from harming anyone else.”