Missing US Woman Found Dead in Turkey
Turkish news agency says Sarai Sierra was stabbed in Istanbul
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 2, 2013 12:30 PM CST
In this image provided by the family, Sarai Sierra is shown in an undated family photo in New York.   (AP Photo/Family Photo)

(Newser) – Turkey's state-run news agency says a missing New York City woman has been found dead 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 that residents discovered the body of a woman near 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. Police detained a man for questioning in her disappearance yesterday.

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Feb 3, 2013 1:01 PM CST
Turkey isn't an "Islamist" country any more than Bosnia is an Islamist country. The majority of people are Muslim but not fundos. 1 billion people in the world are Muslims but only about 1% are "Islamist". She stayed in a crime-ridden neighborhood, great perhaps for photo-ops but lousy for personal safety. That would be the case in any dodgy neighborhood in the world & most especially for a tourist who is thought of as having lots of cash. (She doesn't look Jewish either.)
Feb 3, 2013 8:57 AM CST
Feb 3, 2013 8:50 AM CST
damn there goes the vacation again!