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Missing New York woman found dead in Turkey

By Mason White 9:28 PM February 2, 2013
Sarai Sierra 

(Scroll down for video) A New York woman who disappeared in Turkey last week was found dead, according to press reports in Turkey.

The Turkish state news agency said that a missing New York City woman has been found dead in Istanbul, and that the police have arrested nine people in connection with the case.

Sarai Sierra, a mother of two, who is 33-years-old, disappeared while vacationing alone in Istanbul. The family last heard from her on January 21, the day she was due home again.

Her body was discovered on Saturday near the remains of some ancient city walls in a low-income neighborhood.

Police in Istanbul reported that nine people were arrested at the scene when the body was found near the ancient walls.

The local newspaper said that police have detained the people for questioning.

It gave no other information about the arrests.

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