In the Northern Marianas, Christmas Day marked one year and seven months since the mysterious disappearance of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk, with still no trace of them.
Elbert Quitugua, the grandfather of the Luhk sisters, says the disappearance of his grandchildren is now a neglected case.
He also admitted that the family believes the children are already dead.
He added that since the Department of Public Safety closed its Command Centre in Kagman last year, he has not heard of any update of the investigation from DPS and the Office of the Attorney General.
However, he still believes the Federal Bureau of Investigation is really on top of the case.
10-year-old Faloma and 9-year-old Maleina were reportedly last seen near a bus stop pavilion in As Teo on the 25th of May, 2011.