Bodies of Israeli Sisters Missing in Argentina Found in Son's Yard

Remains found two weeks after disappearance of Lily Pereg and Pyrhia Sarusi, who were visiting the latter's son, Gil, who was arrested on suspicion of murder

Lily Pereg and Pyrhia Sarusi
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The bodies of two Israeli sisters who went missing two weeks ago were found Saturday in Argentina in the yard of one of the women's son, local Argentine media reports. Gil Pereg has been arrested on suspicion of the murders.

Lily Pereg, a biology researcher in Australia, 54, and Pyrhia Sarusi, an Israeli resident, 63, had traveled to the northwestern Mendoza province to visit Pereg's son. On Wednesday Argentine police arrested him on suspicion of murder and later found their bodies buried in his yard.

Amnon Sarig, a relative wrote on his Facebook page: "Pyrhia and Lily are not with us, we received the hard news today, found their bodies and Gil, Pyrhia's son, is the only suspect in their murder."

"A murderer who ended the life of his mother and his aunt, whose only crime was to visit him," Sarusi added.

According to local reports, Pereg had updated the police on the disappearance of the women, saying he saw them board a bus in the downtown area of Mendoza.