4 Jun 2011

FBI mulls bringing in search dogs to search for missing girls

4:49 am on 4 June 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is considering using trained dogs in the search for two sisters who went missing ten days ago in the Northern Marianas.

Ten-year old Faloma and nine-year-old Maleina disappeared after waiting for a bus last week.

The FBI and the Department of Public Safety have asked for the community's help for information about a school backpack that one of the girls was carrying when they were reportedly last seen in As Teo on May 25.

The FBI's Guam supervisory senior resident agent, Steve L. Moore, says they are trying to define assets that they can use, including dogs, to help the search.

He says they could be important in the search for the sisters.