Authorities mum on revived search for Luhk sisters


Authorities are still mum on the search the police did at the back of a house in Koblerville, reportedly to look for suspected remains of missing sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk.

Chief prosecutor Michele Harris said yesterday that she cannot comment at this time.

As of press time last night, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Guerrero and DPS spokesperson Jacqueline Rae Shepard have yet to respond to a request for statements about the search.

Saipan Tribune learned that a lawyer has filed a motion requesting the Superior Court to unseal the search warrant that a police sergeant obtained from Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio last Saturday.

Police, backed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, served the search warrant last Saturday at the house of the late Ana Crisostomo and Calistro Crisostomo.

Authorities used a backhoe, among other tools, to dig at the back of the house, but the family reportedly disclosed that no remains were found.

The police sergeant reportedly stated in the search warrant that “there is being concealed or buried within the ground human remains believed to be of the missing Luhk sisters, Faloma and Maleina.”

This coming May 25 marks the seventh year of the mysterious disappearance of the Luhk sisters near a public school bus pavilion in As Teo, with still no trace of the children.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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