BREAKING NEWS: FBI offers up to $25K for info on Luhk sisters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who mysteriously disappeared while waiting for a public school bus near their home in As Teo on May 25, 2011.

FBI spokesperson Michele Ernst announced today that this Saturday, May 25, is marked as National Missing Children’s Day, which was proclaimed by former President Ronald Reagan in 1983.

“The 25th also happens to be the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of the Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who vanished from the United States territory of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,” said Ernst in a press release.

Ernst said eight years later, the FBI remains dedicated to work with the CNMI Department of Public Safety to find the missing girls.

“Anyone in the community who has knowledge of the matter may also contact the FBI’s Saipan Office at 670-322-6934,” the FBI spokesperson said.

Faloma and Maleina were 10 and 9 years old, respectively, at the time of their disappearance. Their mother is currently in the U.S. mainland, while their father was last reported staying in Chuuk.

More details to follow.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com
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