CBS News October 15, 2018, 12:58 AM 2 bodies, car found in pond during search for 2 Somali-American teens

Bushra Abdi and Zeynab Abdalla

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CHASKA, Minn. — Investigators say they found a car and two bodies in a pond in Chaska, Minnesota, shortly after resuming a search Sunday for two young women who went missing early Saturday. CBS Minnesota reports their families say 19-year-old Bushra Abdi and 19-year-old Zenyab Abdalla, both from Shakopee, Minnesota, left their workplaces early Saturday and later called 911 for help. They haven't been seen since.

Family members say they both work the night shift and typically meet in the Chaska area on their lunch breaks. One works in one in Shakopee and the other in Chaska — both near Minneapolis.

The investigation turned to a swamp just off a local road Sunday afternoon.

NOW: Hundreds of members of the Somali community have gathered near a swamp in Chaska after a car was seen in it.

Authorities have been searching for two 19-year-old girls who have been missing since Saturday morning.@WCCO #wcco #breaking

— Mary McGuire (@mcguirereports) October 15, 2018

Authorities said a silver car was found in the swamp but wouldn't confirm whether it was the car the women were in when they were reported missing.


A tow truck is seen at the pond in Chaska, Minnesota where, authorities say, a car and the bodies of two women were found on October 14, 2018

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Officials also said two bodies were found in the water but didn't say whether they were those of the two missing women.

CBS News' Jamie Yucas reports the Minneapolis Somali community is very upset. Leaders of that community say the bodies were those of Abdi and Abdalla.

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