911 Calls Detail Dying Moment, Grisly Find
Manhunt continues for Texas suspect in his daughters' New Year's Day murders.
Jan. 17, 2008 — -- You can hear the frustration in the 911 dispatcher's voice.
"Ma'am, what is your address?" he asks a woman who has just called to report that she and her sister have been shot. The few details she can provide are muffled by her own sobs of pain.
"I'm dying," the women says with a groan.
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In the one-minute call, the voice fades in and out as the dispatcher and Irving Texas Fire Department rescue personnel desperately try to determine where the call is coming from.
Then, the line goes dead.
It's the last time anyone hears from Sarah Yaser Said, 17, or her sister, Amina Yaser Said, 18.
Officials spend the next hour tracking the cell phone signal to a general area and then a second call comes in.
An hour later, at 8:30 p.m. New Year's Day, an employee at the Omni Mandalay Hotel calls 911 to report a taxi in the hotel's cab queue with no driver and a body slumped in the passenger seat and another in the backseat.
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The caller remains composed during the 3½-minute call, explaining in careful detail the scene until police arrive.
"One of the people in the passenger seat looks like she's hunched over and she has blood coming from her ear," the unidentified hotel staffer tells the dispatcher. "I'm not sure what the state is and don't want to necessarily touch the car."
The dispatcher keeps him on the line, and he describes an orange taxi, provides a license plate number and tells the woman that he did not hear any gunshots. He also says that the hotel does not have cameras trained on the taxi stand area.
"It doesn't look like they're alive to us," the employee says before hanging up as an officer arrives.
At the scene, police find the sisters dead and abandoned in a cab that is quickly traced to their father, Yaser Abdel Said, a 50-year-old Egyptian-born cabdriver.
Both girls had been shot multiple times.