It's been six-and-a-half years since Amina and Sarah Said were gunned down in their father's taxi cab outside an Irving hotel. Yaser Said, the girls' father and prime suspect in their murders, has been on the run ever since.
The net may finally be tightening around him, though. In addition to increased FBI attention, Yaser is the subject of a new documentary The Price of Honor, which premieres at Lakewood Theater on September 7.
Directed by Neena Nejad and Xoel Pamos, the documentary explores the idea that Yaser murdered his daughters in a so-called "honor killing." It also examines the theory that he could be hiding out in the U.S., not his native Egypt.
Citing the ongoing investigation, Irving Police have refused repeated requests to release even a basic police report on the Said sisters' deaths. So Nejad and Pamos took matters into their own hands and conducted a private investigation over the course of three years.
They interviewed the girls' relatives and known associates of Yaser. Nejad and Pamos uncovered evidence that Yaser may have committed another murder in Egypt and that he sexually abused his daughters.
"As we got into this, we realized there was so much more to the story than the media knew or the FBI knew," Nejad says.