Yaser Abdel Said added to FBI's ten Most Wanted list

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New Addition To FBI's Ten Most Wanted List

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area taxi driver accused in the 2008 shooting death of his two teenage daughters has been named as one of the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives.

Federal and local authorities said Thursday that 57-year-old Yaser Abdel Said (sy-EED') is wanted for capital murder. A reward for information leading to his arrest has been increased from $20,000 to $100,000.

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This photo released by the Irving, Texas, Police Department shows Yaser Abdel Said, 50, of the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, who is accused of shooting his two daughters Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, in his taxi Tuesday night and abandoning it in a parking lot, leaving them to die. One of the teens called 911 on a cell phone about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and said she was shot, but she couldn't tell police where she was, Irving police said. (AP Photo/Irving Police Department)
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The bodies of the daughters, 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah, were found on New Year's Day 2008 in a cab at an Irving hotel. Investigators say they went with their father under the pretense of getting something to eat.

Irving police spokesman James McLellan says the motive is unclear but it's believed Said was upset by his daughters' relationships.

Said was a native of Egypt who lived in Lewisville, northwest of Dallas.

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