the unraveling of a mystery involving a mom from new york who went missing while traveling overseas in turkey. The body of 33-year-old sarai sierra has now been found and police are questioning no... See More
the unraveling of a mystery involving a mom from new york who went missing while traveling overseas in turkey. The body of 33-year-old sarai sierra has now been found and police are questioning no fewer than nine people. Abc's nick schifrin is in istanbul, turkey. Reporter: Good morning, a lot of questions not only who killed sarai sierra but how did her body end up next to a highway on a hill just on the other side of this old city wall? Also who are the nine people police are questioning including two women about the death of this young american mother who was on her first trip overseas. Investigators are combing through this scrubland next to the railroad tracks looking for any hints of what happened to the 33-year-old new yorker. Police found her body with a head wound and a blanket nearby. Still wearing all her clothes even her earrings and a bracelet. They continued to scour this whole city for any clues. Police have a new lead they're investigating this morning. They reportedly are speaking to a turkish man whom serai contacted the same day that she disappeared. He says they were supposed to meet in this popular tourist spot that she never showed up. Sarai came to istanbul, one of the most beautiful cities in the world to practice photography. A friend canceled at the last minute so she traveled alone chronicling what she saw on her instagram page. This is the last time she was seen surveillance cameras captured her walking through the mall the day before she was due home. She seems calm and eats alone. Reporter: Walked on to this street two weeks ago, january 20th. Walks down this road and then she vanished. American and turkish investigators quickly launched a manhad upts to try to find her. Her family rushed here to help the hunt, her husband steven was anxious. You have so many thoughts going through your mind. You don't know what to think, what to believe. You do interfoe what it expect. You don't know what's going to come out of it. It ended this tragedy. Investigators are trying to understand tantalizing clues. Why was she carrying an extra pair of shoes and leave behind her passport, medical cards and phone charger in her rented room. Her family hoping for answers. Her two sons back home and a heartbroken husband. I've been married to her for over 14 years and my love for her is just -- is deeper than i ever had for any individual. Reporter: One eyewitness reportedly tells police she saw what could have been a body being remove have had a car just down the road from us. It's one more lead in a murder case that is very much still open.
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