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FBI offers $25,000 reward for any information about missing Luhk sisters

THE Federal Bureau of Investigations is offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Faloma and Maleina Luhk.

Faloma Luhk
Maleina Luhk

The sisters were 10 and 9 years old when they disappeared in the morning of May 25, 2011. They were last seen waiting at a bus stop in Santa Lourdes, As Teo near their home.

Their disappearance sparked a month-long massive community and law-enforcement effort led by the FBI to locate them.

Michele Ernst of the FBI Honolulu Field Office said on Thursday, “Eight years later, the FBI remains dedicated to work with the CNMI Department of Public Safety to find the missing girls.”

DPS cold-case unit detective Buddy Igitol, in an interview, said they have no new information about the case.

“Every possible suspect had been interviewed already,” Igitol said, adding that DPS’ role now is focused on assisting federal authorities in the ongoing investigation.

Igitol said any new information about the case will go through the FBI.

In Oct. 2018, the FBI launched, a website dedicated to soliciting tips and information regarding the missing sisters.

“Since its launch, the site has provided an easy way for people to submit and share information that could help solve the mystery behind the girls’ disappearance. The FBI has been grateful for the input received and encourages anyone with information to visit the site and share information — keeping in mind that no tip is too small.”

Ernst added, “Anyone in the community who has knowledge of the matter may also contact the FBI’s Saipan Office at 322-6934.”

A short segment about the ongoing search for the Luhk sisters was featured on Discovery Channel’s “In Pursuit with John Walsh” on March 28, 2019.