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Family marks 6th year of Faloma and Maleina’s disappearance

SISTERS Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who were last seen near a school bus stop pavilion, went missing six years ago, and their family members still have no information regarding their whereabouts.

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Their grandfather, Elbert Quitugua, is still hoping to find them.

“We are pretty sure that somebody out there has information. All we’re asking is that we are given closure in our search for the children. We all wish that the people who know something about their disappearance will find it in their hearts to help bring closure, and help us solve the case.”

According to Quitugua, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, family guidance outreach department has been communicating with them periodically.

“The FBI has assured us that this is not going be treated as a cold case,” he said, adding that the CNMI Department of Public Safety is also actively pursuing the case.

Faloma, who was 10 years old at the time, and then-9-year-old Maleina Luhk were last seen on May 25, 2011 waiting for a school bus near a bus stop pavilion in As Teo.

Federal and CNMI authorities launched a massive and extensive search that included a tracking dog from Hawaii, but to no avail.

The mother of the Luhk sisters, Quitugua’s daughter, moved to Virginia from Guam a year and a half ago. The father’s last known to be in Pohnpei.

The FBI is asking anyone who has any information about the Luhk sisters to contact the FBI Saipan office at 322-6934.