Both sisters were reported missing in Virginia by someone in October as well, NY police officials said.
The New York Police Department says the bodies that were found Wednesday lying on rocks along the river were 22-year-old Rotana Farea and her 16-year-old sister, Tala Farea, both of Fairfax, Virginia.
The same relatives reportedly rejected the idea that the sisters shared a freaky suicide pact, though that remains cops' working theory, police sources said.
The Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together along the Hudson River in Riverside Park had applied for asylum in the USA, which their mother claims she learned a day before they were found dead, police sources said.
A post on the center's website noted that Tala might have been with Rotana.
The women's bodies washed up along the banks of the Hudson River in Riverside Park, on the Upper West Side, Wednesday, Oct. 24. But the missing child report was withdrawn after it was claimed she was living with her elder sister in New York City.
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According to the New York Post, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said on October 25, "They were not in the water that long".
The bodies were found bound together with duct tape and facing each other.
They were found with "no obvious signs of trauma", and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to New York City Police.
Police are considering whether the sisters died as part of a suicide pact, possibly jumping from the George Washington bridge some six miles (10 kilometers) north of where their bodies were found. Rotana had moved to New York City several years ago.
But family members told the Riyadh-based Arab News that they don't think the women committed suicide.
The sisters' father has since arrived in NY following news of their death.