Yaser Said (FBI Handout). SARASOTA, Fla. — The Egyptian-born cab driver suspected in the 2008 “honor killing” of his two daughters in Texas because they were dating non-Muslim boys may be working at his old trade in New York, according to a private investigator who has tracked him. Yaser Said fled his Dallas-area home after allegedly shooting daughters Amina, 18, and Sarah Said, 17, on New Year’s Day in 2008 and is now on the FBI’s list of most-wanted fugitives. Although he took his Egyptian passport and $9,000 when he bolted, Bill Warner, a private detective who has worked for Said’s sister-in-law, believes he never made it out of the country. With family ties to New York and a large community of his countrymen to blend into, Warner believes the odds are good the suspected killer is behind the wheel of a car for hire in the Big Apple. “It’s all he knows and I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if he’s there working as a taxi driver,” Bill Warner, who has worked on and off tracking Said, told FOXNews.com. “He could blend in at a metropolis like New York.”
Said’s brother, Yassein Said, lives just north of the city in Westchester County. Warner, who is based in Sarasota, Fla., believes the money Said took would not have been enough to flee to his native Egypt and set up a new life. “The brothers are really tight, so it’s likely they assisted him in some way,” Bill Warner also said, adding that a few years ago he located a post office box in Westchester County under the names of Yaser Said and his brother. New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, which regulates yellow cabs as well as livery cars, requires criminal background checks conducted by the state for anyone applying for a license, according to a commission spokesman. But Said could easily rent a licensed car under the table or simply use his own vehicle to pick up fares illicitly, according to Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Foundation of Taxi Drivers.
“There are 10,000 illegal drivers in New York City,” Mateo said. “It’s as easy as getting in your car and driving to the airport or picking up illegal street hails.” Yaser Said allegedly shot his daughters after they ran away from home a week earlier, fearing that he would kill them for dating American boys. The girls’ aunt, Gail Gartrell, claimed the murders were an “honor killing,” an act practiced outside of mainstream Islam where a family member can be killed for bringing “great dishonor” to the family. FBI officials declined to comment on the case (IN 2012), saying only that the bureau is assisting in the search for Said. On its wanted poster, the FBI describes the 6ft 2in (1.88m), 180-pound (82kg) Said as wearing a mustache and dark sunglasses, both indoors and outside. He frequents Denny’s and I-Hop restaurants and smokes Marlboro Light 100 cigarettes. He is either 50 or 55 years old.
Yaser Abdel Said 10 Years on the Run Since Murder of Daughters Amina and Sarah Said on January 1st 2008 Irving Texas Help, help, my dad shot me..."The call to 911 was routed to the Irving Police Department at 7:35 p.m. on January 1st, 2008. The cell phone caught a girl's gasping voice. Someone helped Yaser Said escape the Dallas area after he shot and killed his daughters Amina and Sarah Said at point blank range, one in the passenger seat and the other in the back seat of his rented taxi, see photo above of taxi in his driveway. By the time mother, Tissie, and the son Islam arrived at the Irving Police Department, the mystery of the 911 call had been solved. A cab driver had pulled into the taxi queue at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas at about 8:30 p.m. When the cab in front of him didn't move, the driver looked inside. No driver, just two blood-soaked young women sprawled across the seats, Amina in front and Sarah in back.
INSIDE EDITION October 10, 2012... Private Detective Bill Warner, who has been following the case since January 2008, believes Said may be living under the radar somewhere in the New York City area. That's because Said's brother lives in the small town of Shrub Oak NY about an hour outside the city. Bill Warner believes Said may be driving a cab, working the city's airports. "Why is that?" Guerrero asked Warner. "That's all he's ever known," Bill Warner said. "Yaser Said has only ever worked as a cab driver for the last 25 years. That is his only profession."
INSIDE EDITION brought Bill Warner to one of New York's airports to follow up on some of his leads in the case, asking a number of cab drivers if they recognized photos of Said. One cab driver told INSIDE EDITION’s Lisa Guerrero he may have seen Said driving a cab at Newark Airport. "Last year you think you've seen him?"
Guerrero asked the cab driver. "Yeah, I think I've seen him before," the taxi driver said. He even pointed out one of Said's most recognizable accessories - his sunglasses. "Yeah, they say he wears the glasses all the time," Guerrero told the cab driver. Private investigator Bill Warner believes Honor Killer Yaser Said may be driving a cab, working the NY city's airports. "This man is a danger. He is a threat to society," Bill Warner told INSIDE EDITION'S Lisa Guerrero.
NY DAILY NEWS REPORTED..An alleged killer may be at the wheel of a New York City taxi cab. A private eye searching for Yaser Said, a Texas man accused of gunning down his teenage daughters for dating non-Muslim boys, says he suspects the fugitive is driving a hack. “It’s all he knows and I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if he’s there working as a taxi driver,” Bill Warner told FOX News. “He could blend in at a metropolis like New York.”
An Egyptian immigrant, Said was placed on the FBI’s most-wanted list after the alleged “honor killing” of daughters Amina, 18, and Sarah Said, 17, on New Year’s Day, January 1st 2008.
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