Parents of missing Saipan girls interviewed. - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Parents of missing Saipan girls interviewed.

Pohaku is a tracking expert dog involved in the search. Photo courtesy: www.searchandrescuehawaii.org Pohaku is a tracking expert dog involved in the search. Photo courtesy: www.searchandrescuehawaii.org
Faloma Luhk and Maleina Luhk. Faloma Luhk and Maleina Luhk.

SAIPAN (HawaiiNewsNow) - Federal officials in Micronesia have interviewed the father of two young sisters from Saipan who have been missing for three weeks.

Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Tom Simon flew there from Hawaii. On Tuesday, he said agents are confident the girls are not in Micronesia and that the father isn't involved in their disappearance.

The girls' mother who lives in Guam has also been interviewed and the girls are not believed to be with her.

"We found no human remains and no evidence of the girls disappearance. We consider this to be a good thing, not a bad thing because it gives us hope that the girls are still alive and are somewhere and can be recovered safely," Simon said.

Faloma Luhk, 10, and Maleina Luhk, 9, were reported missing by their grandparents when they didn't come home on May 25.

RELATED HEADLINE:

Hawaii tracking expert dog to assist in Saipan search for missing sisters

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

    Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-09-21 11:50:04 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-09-22 08:14:15 GMT
    Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. (Source: WABC/CNN)Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. (Source: WABC/CNN)

    Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.

    More >>

    Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.

    More >>
  • Victory for Kauai kumu hula after Japan court rules she may copyright her choreography

    Victory for Kauai kumu hula after Japan court rules she may copyright her choreography

    Saturday, September 22 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-09-22 08:04:15 GMT

    During the four year legal battle, kumu hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Hanapepe, Kauai danced in a Japan court to show that her hula choreography was original. She filed suit to get a Japanese hula operator to stop using her choreography without permission. According to NHK, a judge in Osaka district court ruled Thursday that hand movements in hula express lyrics, show originality and may be copyrighted. "I'm very very happy not just for myself, but that our story can help other...

    More >>

    During the four year legal battle, kumu hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Hanapepe, Kauai danced in a Japan court to show that her hula choreography was original. She filed suit to get a Japanese hula operator to stop using her choreography without permission. According to NHK, a judge in Osaka district court ruled Thursday that hand movements in hula express lyrics, show originality and may be copyrighted. "I'm very very happy not just for myself, but that our story can help other...

    More >>
  • Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

    Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:20:29 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-09-22 07:23:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the third day of his confirmation ...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the third day of his confirmation ...
    Survivors respond with fury to Trump's remarks on woman who accused court nominee of sexual assault.More >>
    Survivors respond with fury to Trump's remarks on woman who accused court nominee of sexual assault.More >>
Powered by Frankly