Missing NYC woman reportedly found dead

Published February 2, 2013 4:32 pm
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Ankara, Turkey • A New York City woman who went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul was found dead Saturday, and police were questioning 11 people in connection with the case, Turkey's state-run news agency said.

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, was last heard from on Jan. 21, the day she was to fly home. Her disappearance attracted a lot of interest in Turkey, where the disappearance of tourists is rare, and Istanbul police had set up a special unit to find her. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the body of a woman was discovered Saturday near the remnants of ancient city walls and that police later identified it as Sierra's.



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