1. RUMOR MILL

    Report: Victim Had Affair in Istanbul

    Members of the Istanbul-based Association For Families With Lost Relatives hand 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

    The rumors are abounding over the death of 33-year-old New York mother Sarai Sierra, who was found murdered during a vacation in Istanbul. A new suspect, “Taylan K,” reportedly had online communication with Sierra for several months, but denies any part in her disappearance. He has been interviewed by the Turkish police, and now a local newspaper claims the man told authorities he and Sierra met and had consensual sex the day before she disappeared. Another source told the New York Post that the FBI is investigating whether her purpose for the trip wasn’t photography, as is believed, and involved “a criminal element.”

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