ISTANBUL (CBSNewYork/AP) — A missing Staten Island woman has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a Turkish news agency.
Sarai Sierra, 33, had been missing since Jan. 21 after going on vacation alone in Istanbul.
The Anadolu Agency said 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 have detained eleven people in connection with Sierra’s death.
In its report, the private NTV news channel said Sierra was stabbed to death. It said police identified her through her driver license.
As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, virtually everyone in the Staten Island apartment building on Victory Boulevard where Sierra lived knew of her disappearance.