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Age Enhanced Photos Released in 2011 Disappearance of Saipan Sisters

October 7, 2014, 9:18 AM HST
* Updated October 7, 9:22 AM
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Age advanced photos courtesy FBI.

Maleina Luhk (top row – original left, age-enhanced right); and sister, Faloma Luhk (bottom row – original left, age-enhanced right). Age advanced photos courtesy FBI.

By Wendy Osher

The FBI in Honolulu is seeking new leads in the 2011 disappearance of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk of Saipan.

The two who were ages 10 and 9 at the time, were last seen waiting for a school bus in the US territory of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands on May 25, 2011.

In addition to Saipan, the FBI is focusing investigative efforts in Hawaiʻi, Oregon and Washington State, areas that the FBI says have sizable populations originating from the Northern Mariana Islands.

The agency released age-enhanced photos created by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the hopes that new information would surface in the four year old case.

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“We are hoping that these age-enhanced photos may unlock a memory in someone that will provide us with the clue we need to solve this mystery,” said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon.

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“There is someone out there who knows what happened to these girls, and we are hoping they will step forward and call in the tip we need to resolve this troubling case,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the local FBI office.

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