Saturday, February 2, 2013

Missing New York mother Sarai Sierra found 'stabbed to death' in Turkey

Missing: Police are looking for a person Sarai Sierra was chatting with on the internet before she vanished
Questioning: Police have detained a man who 
planned to meet missing mother Sarai Sierra the 
day she disappeared in Istanbul

  • Sarai Sierra, 33, a photographer and mother of two, took trip to Turkey on her own
  • Failed to board flight from Istanbul to Newark International 11 days ago
  • Last person in contact with her has been detained after questioning by police
  • Police say mother has activated her phone twice in last two days and Skype call was placed on Wednesday

  • Mail Online - A missing New York City woman has been found stabbed to death in Istanbul.

    Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul. She was last heard from on Jan. 21, the day she was due back home.

    The Anadolu Agency says residents discovered the body of a woman near some ancient city walls in a low-income district and that police later identified it as Sierra's.

    In its report, the private NTV news channel said Sierra was stabbed to death. It said police identified her through her driver license.

    It comes after police in Istanbul detained and released a man who was one of the last in contact with the missing mother Sarai Sierra who vanished the same day she planned to meet up with him.