Saipan FALOMA & MALEINA LUHK: Missing from As Tao, Saipan - 25 May 2011 - Age 10 & 9

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Faloma and her sister, Maleina, were last seen standing at the bus stop in their village of As Sao on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands at 6:10 a.m. on May 25, 2011. They were sitting on a cement slab waiting for the 6:30 bus to take them to Kagman Elementary School.

They missed the bus, however, and have never been heard from again. When the girls failed to arrive at school, their teachers marked them absent. Their families didn't realize they were missing until 3:30 that afternoon, when they didn't come home as scheduled. Their disappearances were reported to the police at 5:30 p.m.

Faloma and Maleina were both carrying backpacks at the time they vanished. One is described as dark-colored with the owner's name and telephone number written on the straps; the other is a purple Dora the Explorer pack with writing on the shoulder straps. Both backpacks disappeared along with the girls and they haven't been located.

Faloma and Maleina lived with their grandparents at the time of their disappearances; they had since 2007. At the time they went missing, their father was living on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, and their mother lived in Guam.

Their mother returned to Saipan after the girls' disappearances to assist in the search. Investigators ruled out the sisters' parents and most of their other relatives as suspects in their cases.

Alan Santos Aguon, a former firefighter, is a person of interest in Meleina and Faloma's cases. He is related to them by marriage, and he refused to take a lie detector test about their disappearances. In 2012, Aguon was arrested for domestic violence in California. He remains in custody.

Authorities believe Faloma and Maleina were abducted by someone outside their family. An extensive search has turned up no sign of them and their cases remain unsolved.


Charley Project - http://charleyproject.org/case/faloma-luhk

FBI - https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/faloma-luhk


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Faloma and Maleina Luhk.


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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Faloma and Maleina Luhk.

Saturday marks the eighth anniversary of the girls disappearance from Saipan. It is also recognized as National Missing Children's Day.

Eight years later, the FBI and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Department of Public Safety (DPS) remain committed to find the missing girls.
 

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NINE years ago, sisters Faloma, 10, and Maleina Luhk, 9, were last seen at the bus stop in As Teo at 6:10 a.m. on May 25, 2011.

They were waiting for a school bus to take them to Kagman Elementary School. They missed the bus and were reported missing.

Despite a massive local and federal law enforcement effort to locate them, they are still missing, and their cases remain unsolved.

Elbert Quitugua, the sisters’ grandfather, told Variety on Friday that there was no new information about his grandchildren.

“We continue to ask the community for any information regarding the disappearance of Faloma and Maleina,” he said. “If you have any information, please come forward.”

This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, he said the family could not go to church to attend a Mass to mark the ninth anniversary of the sisters’ disappearance.


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10 years later, FBI still looking for Luhk sisters, who went missing from Saipan bus stop​

On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of the Luhk sisters in Saipan, the FBI is asking for the public's help in solving the case.

FBI Honolulu Division Special Agent in Charge Steven Merrill issued a statement Tuesday saying authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the two sisters.

"For the past decade, the FBI has been dedicated to working with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety to find the missing girls," Merrill said. "Ten years later, the FBI still maintains an open investigation on the matter and remains steadfast in its commitment to find the girls and exact justice."
 

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