A taxi driver who spent 10 years on the run after allegedly murdering his two teenager daughters has been taken into custody.
Yaser Abdel Said made it on to the FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ list in December 2014 wanted in connection to the 2008 deaths of his daughters, Amina and Sarah.
On Wednesday (local time), Said was taken into custody, without incident, in Justin, Texas, just over 50km from where he allegedly killed his daughters.
“The FBI-led Dallas Violent Crimes Task Force has worked tirelessly to find Yaser Abdel Said. These experienced investigators never gave up on their quest to find him and pledged to never forget the young victims in this case,” FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said in a statement.
“Said was placed on the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List nearly six years ago for the heinous act he committed against his daughters. His capture and arrest bring us one step closer to justice for Amina and Sarah.
“We want to thank our partners at the Irving Police Department for working with us to apprehend this dangerous individual.”
Police claim Said took his daughter for a ride in his taxi on January 1, 2008, under the pretence that they were going to get something to eat.
After driving 30kms from Irving to Lewisville, the girls were shot multiple times and died in the Taxi, the FBI said.
The Irving Police Department launched an investigation and a capital murder-multiple warrant was issued for Said.
Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey said his department “tirelessly pursued justice for Amina and Sarah”, along with Dallas FBI.
“Even after 12 years of frustration and dead ends, the pursuit for their killer never ceased,” Spivey said in a statement.
“Today’s arrest of their father, Yaser Said brings us closer to ensuring justice is served on their behalf.”
In addition to the capital murder warrant, a warrant was also issued after Said allegedly fled prosecution.
Said is in federal custody but will be transferred to Dallas County.
The FBI were offering a $US100,000 ($A138,026) reward for information that directly led to the arrest of Said, although the FBI did not say if someone is eligible to claim the reward.
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