Murderer on the Loose

Dallas FBI renews search for Egyptian man wanted for double murder

Dallas FBI renews search for Egyptian man wanted for double murder

The Dallas FBI is renewing its search for Yaser Abdel Said, an Egyptian national who allegedly murdered his two teenage daughters in Irving in 2008. The bureau is now offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to Said's arrest.

January 1, 2014, will mark the sixth anniversary of the girls' deaths. On New Year's Day in 2008, Said is believed to have taken his daughters Amina (18) and Sarah (17) for a ride in his taxi. Both girls were shot to death inside the cab, which was found in Irving.

The Irving police issued a capital murder warrant for Said's arrest in January, but he has never been apprehended. In August 2008, the FBI issued another warrant alleging unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The last confirmed sighting of Said dates back to 2008 in Irving.

Said is 56 years old, 6-feet-2-inches tall, and 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He often sports a mustache, though he may have shaved it (as well as his head) to conceal his identity.

The FBI says Said frequents diners such as Denny's and IHOP, smokes Marlboro Lights 100s and could be working as a taxi driver. In addition to ties in the Dallas area and Egypt, Said is also connected to New York City and Canada.

Said is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information should contact the Dallas FBI at 972-559-5000 or tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Yaser Said
Yaser Abdel Said allegedly murdered his two daughters in Irving in 2008. Photo courtesy of FBI Dallas