1. MYSTERY

    American Tourist Killed in Turkey

    A member of the Istanbul-based Association For Families With Lost Relatives hands out flyers with photos of Sarai Sierra, a New York City woman who disappeared while on vacation in Istanbul, urging anyone with information to call police, in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Sierra, a 33 year-old mother of two, has been missing since Jan. 21, when she was due to return home. Turkish police have set up a special unit to search for her and are trying to trace a man she had been in contact with during her stay.(AP Photo)

    AP

    Turkish authorities have confirmed the death of an American woman who went missing in Istanbul and was killed by an apparent blow to the head, but questions about the mysterious ordeal remain. Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two from New York City, was last heard from on January 21, the day she was due to fly home from vacation—her first trip abroad. Turkey’s state-run news agency said 15 people have been detained in connection with her death.

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