Missing American Woman Found Dead In Turkey

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Turkey's state-run news agency reported on Saturday that a missing New York City woman has been found dead in Istanbul.

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, disappeared while vacationing in Istanbul. She was last heard from Jan. 21, the day she was due to return home.

The Anadolu Agency indicated 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.
Police in Istanbul would immediately confirm the report.
In its report, the private NTV news channel said Sierra was stabbed to death. It said police identified her through her driver license.

According to the news agency, nine people were arrested in connection with the case.

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