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Missing New York mother Sarai Sierra
found ´stabbed to death´ in Turkey

Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren & Nina Golgowski

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/2/2013 2:15:00 PM

A missing New York City woman has been found stabbed to death 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. In its report, the private NTV news channel said Sierra was stabbed to death. It said police identified her through her driver license. In its report, the private NTV news channel said Sierra was stabbed

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I will never understand why people travel to that part of the world knowing how terribly dangerous it is now. I wonder too why the Christian pastor Saeed Abedini would ever go to Iran. I know what he wants to do, but now his two young children don´t have a father and may never have again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/2/2013 2:24:09 PM     (No. 9154605)

The Islamic world is filled with barbarians and people that worship death. This is but another instance of a naïve Westerner thinking that these people think like we do. They don´t!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/2/2013 2:28:00 PM     (No. 9154612)

It a shame it ended this way - she leaves behind a husband and children. But why would a young woman go running around Turkey by herself? There´s more to the story that we may never know about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 2/2/2013 2:38:18 PM     (No. 9154618)

At least the family knows now that she is not returning to them. A terrible ending to a story that has not yet been revealed.

Turkish authorities had a man in custody and they may have ´helped´ him reveal the whereabouts of the woman.

Very sad. Americans are far too trusting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/2/2013 2:45:30 PM     (No. 9154629)

There may be more here than we Realize. On 1/7/13, Sarai Sierra flew to Istanbul. On 1/15/13, she flies from Istanbul to Amsterdam. The next day, 1/16, she flies from Amsterdam to Munich. On 1/19, she flies back to Istanbul from Munich. On 1/20, she was last seen by the owner of the Istanbul hostel where she was staying. On 1/21, she fails to board the flight for her return trip to NYC.

Odd travel activity for a woman "vacationing alone in Istanbul". .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/2/2013 2:47:44 PM     (No. 9154633)

If you´ve traveled in that region, or talked to any who have, you hear the
horror stories about violence in Turkey.

Getting stabbed or slashed is a typical way for unlucky tourists to die.
Maybe they´ll ban knives there... ?
Maybe not.

Hard to imagine anyone, let alone an American female, would travel alone there.
And a tragedy for her family and friends.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/2/2013 3:05:13 PM     (No. 9154652)

We do not have enough information to form an opinion on this sad story.

On the face of it it appears that this woman went off looking for some kind of adventure, using her camera and photography as an excuse. It may have something to do with her online contacts with the man who is now a person of interest.

We´ll see.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 2/2/2013 3:10:11 PM     (No. 9154658)

#4 been following too...this woman was either a covert agent ...undercover for this country or another ...on some kind of mission....

crazy doesn´t explain her travel schedule...the fact husband turned over her computer so authorities found her communications with the suspected murderer gives pause ...

Poor children

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/2/2013 7:19:58 PM     (No. 9154955)

Just weird.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penney, 2/2/2013 9:22:55 PM     (No. 9155056)

Programs on tax-funded ´Public,´ Broadcasting routinely portray an unrealistic view of traveling in many dangerous areas of today´s globe.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 2/2/2013 10:05:16 PM     (No. 9155075)

very sad outcome but I cannot say I´m surprised...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mike43, 2/2/2013 10:24:45 PM     (No. 9155094)

Yahoo story mentioned that she may or may not have contacted a Turkish man that she was corresponding with via email/internet.

As the previous said, there´s more to the story.

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