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

Faloma and Maleina Luhk were last seen May 25.
Faloma and Maleina Luhk were last seen May 25.

MARPI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii Civil Defense Agency tracking expert dog will join the FBI and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in a search for two missing sisters in the Marpi landfill.

After four days of looking through 30,000 cubic feet of trash, the FBI and CNMI ended their search on Sunday with no trace of evidence or clues in the disappearance of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk.

Honolulu FBI media relations coordinator and special agent Tom Simon told the Saipan Tribune that the tracking dog is expected to arrive in Saipan on Thursday.

Simon is one of 10 agents from Hawaii helping with the case. He says the dog has been trained to search for missing people in the jungle of Hawaii.

With the landfill search completed, the FBI will run down leads and assist with jungle searches with the dog.

Faloma, 10, and Maleina, 9, were last seen near a bus stop in As Teo on May 25.

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