ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The dead body of U.S. tourist Sarai Sierra was found in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkish police found Sierra's body near to the historical walls of Istanbul beside the seaside state-run Anatolian news agency said. Although yet tO be formally identified, the Agency reported that a driving license belonging to Sierra was found on the body. Police have since detained nine people on suspicion of murder. Sarah Sierra first arrived in Istanbul on January 7, and then made a trip to the Netherlands and Germany before returning to Istanbul on January 19. Police released cctv footage of Sierra at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport from where she flew to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Footage shows Sarai Sierra traveling alone, wearing jeans and a gray hat. She was supposed to return to the United States on January 22 but didn't show up for her flight. Sierra's husband Steve Sierra and his brother David Jimenez arrived in the Turkish city on Monday to search for her. An avid photographer, Sarai Sierra traveled to Istanbul on her own after a friend who should have accompanied her had to cancel her trip.
Feb. 2 - The dead body of U.S. tourist Sarai Sierra is found in Istanbul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )
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