Turkish Suspect: I Sniffed Glue, Hit NYC Mom in Head Confesses in murder of Sarai Sierra By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 18, 2013 12:22 PM CDT 48 comments Comments Police officers escort a Turkish man identified only as Ziya T., suspected of killing New York City woman Sarai Sierra, outside a security office in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, March 18, 2013. (AP Photo) (Newser) – The suspect detained yesterday in the murder of Sarai Sierra has confessed, police say. Ziya T., whom the New York Post describes as a transient, says he "had sniffed a lot of glue" and then hit Sierra, a tourist from New York, "with something heavy. I came back in the morning and she was dead." Police released a 30-second video clip of his confession, in which he also says he doesn't remember much of the incident. Authorities say Sierra died after being hit in the head with a brick.