Posted: Feb 2, 2013 2:06 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's state-run news agency says a missing New York City woman has been found dead in Istanbul, and police have detained nine people in connection with the case.
Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul. She had last been heard from on Jan. 21, the day she was due back home.
Her body was discovered Saturday near the remnants of some ancient city walls in a low-income district.
The Anadolu Agency said police have detained nine people for questioning in Istanbul.
It gave no other information about the arrests.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
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 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 not 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's license.
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