Family Buries Irving Sisters Allegedly Killed By Father DALLAS (11 News) ―
As friends and family gathered Saturday to remember Amina and Sarah Said, the family is pleading for the girls' father -- the suspected killer -- to turn himself into police.
"Dad, just turn yourself in and if you do, I'll get you a lawyer to help you out." The girls' brother, Islam Said, made that emotional plea.
"Maybe they won't put you on death row, but you can sit in prison and think about what you've done."
Friends of the 17- and 18-year-old sisters called them extremely bright and funny, but quickly added they also lived in fear of the man who police say finally ended their lives.
"He messed up the family; everybody's shocked by it," Islam Said added.
Outrage so overwhelms pain that the grieving family members not only invited the media but encouraged them to cover the funeral and even show images of the open casket.
Police surmise their father shot and killed both daughters New Year's night, then left their bodies in a cab he drove and parked it in the taxi queue of a posh Las Colinas Hotel.
"We will not quit until we find you," Patricia Said declared at her daughter's funeral. "If it's the last thing I do I promise, I will find you … law enforcement will find you."
The presence of the law enforcement also was clear as mourners – many dressed in the girls' favorite color pink – filed past the caskets.
"They both affected everybody. Whether you knew the person or not everybody knew about them because she motivated a lot of people," one of Sarah Said's friends, Kathleen Wong, said.
Police won't talk about a motive, but virtually everyone at the service believes there was friction between the father, who is Egyptian, and his daughters who seemingly embraced American customs and fashions – a position embraced by their mother's last words to reporters:
"I just want him to pay for what he did to my girls. They did not deserve this. No matter what, nobody deserves to be murdered."
Officials understand Yasser Abdel Said could be anywhere in the world, but police are concentrating on local contacts.
Schepps Dairy is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest and indictment.
The girls were buried at the Denton Muslim Cemetery.