Sarai Sierra Update: Body of N.Y. woman murdered in Turkey being flown home

Here is an undated photo of Sarai Sierra.
CBS New York
Undated photo of Sarai Sierra
CBS New York

(AP) ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run agency says the body of a New York City woman killed while on a solo vacation in Turkey is being returned home.

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The Anadolu Agency says a casket carrying the remains of Sarai Sierra was loaded onto a New York-bound plane on Thursday.

The agency said Turkish Airlines is transporting the body for free.

The 33-year-old mother of two was found dead 12 days after she went missing in Istanbul. Police said she was killed by a blow to the head and are still trying to find her attacker or attackers.

Her family said Sierra was on her first trip abroad pursuing a newfound hobby of photography.

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