Area police continue to search for a man who they believe killed his two teenage daughters and left their bodies in a taxi at an Irving hotel.
Police sealed off a street and surrounded the man’s home in Lewisville for more than five hours Wednesday but found that Yaser Abdel Said, 50, a cabdriver, was not inside.
He is sought in connection with the deaths of Amina Yaser Said, 18, and Sarah Yaser Said, 17.
Both victims died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Dallas County medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday.
About 20 SWAT team members from the Lewisville Police Department and the Denton County Sheriff’s Office sealed off the 1000 block of Lakeland Drive and surrounded the modest, one-story home of the Said family for about five hours beginning about 11 a.m.
After shooting tear gas into the home, SWAT officers entered but found no one.
Police provided no clues about the motive for the killings. “There are several things we’re looking into,” said Irving police Officer David Tull, noting that the suspect faces capital murder charges.
Officer Tull said there have been some “domestic issues” with the family, but he did not elaborate.
Police did say they are looking into the possibility that the father was upset with his daughters’ dating activities.