Sunday, January 06, 2013
“HONOR KILLER” YASER SAID: TRACKING A COLD-BLOODED MURDERER
INSIDE EDITION with LISA GUERRERO…..INSIDE EDITION Investigates An Honor Killing. Private Detective Bill Warner, who has been following the case, believes Said may be living under the radar somewhere in the New York City area. That’s because Said’s brother lives in a small town about an hour outside the city. Warner believes Said may be driving a cab, working the city’s airports. “Why is that?” Lisa Guerrero asked PI BillWarner. “That’s all he’s ever known,” Warner said. “Yaser Said has only ever worked as a cab driver for the last 25 years. That is his only profession.”
Inside Edition brought PI Bill Warner to one of New York’s airports to follow up on some of his leads in the case, asking a number of cab drivers if they recognized photos of Said. One cab driver told INSIDE EDITION’s Lisa Guerrero he may have seen Said driving a cab at Newark Airport. “Last year you think you’ve seen him?” Guerrero asked the cab driver. “Yeah, I think I’ve seen him before,” the taxi driver said. He even pointed out one of Said’s most recognizable accessories – his sunglasses. “Yeah, they say he wears the glasses all the time,” Guerrero told the cab driver. Warner believes Said may be driving a cab, working the city’s airports. “This man is a danger. He is a threat to society,” said Warner.
FOX NEWS NEW YORK…..Yaser Said Honor Killer. On its wanted poster, the FBI describes the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Said as wearing a mustache and dark sunglasses, both indoors and outside. He frequents Denny’s and I-Hop restaurants and smokes Marlboro Light 100 cigarettes. He is believed to be either 50 or 55 years old, according to the FBI. “Additionally, Said is known to carry a handgun in his taxi cab at all times,” the poster warns. “It has also been reported that Said always carries a weapon with him, to include knives.”
Yaser Said’s brother, Yassein Said, lives just north of the city in Westchester County and the FBI notes Yaser Said’s ties to the area on his wanted poster, saying he “may have fled to New York or Egypt.” Warner, who is based in Sarasota, Fla., believes the money Said took would not have been enough to flee to his native Egypt and set up a new life. “He was not financially solvent,” the investigator said, “He did not own the cab he drove. He didn’t have the financial strength to leave.” “The brothers are really tight, so it’s likely they assisted him in some way,” Warner also said, citing that a few years ago he located a post office box in Westchester County under the names of Yaser Said and his brother.
New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, which regulates yellow cabs as well as livery cars, requires criminal background checks conducted by the state for anyone applying for a license, according to a commission spokesman. But Said could easily rent a licensed car under the table or simply use his own vehicle to pick up fares illicitly, according to Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Foundation of Taxi Drivers.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com