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Sarai Sierra Update: Istanbul police release surveillance photos of slain Staten Island mom

A surveillance image of Sarai Sierra in Istanbul, shortly after she was murdered. CBS New York

A surveillance image of Sarai Sierra in Istanbul, shortly after she was murdered.
CBS New York
(CBS/WCBS) NEW YORK - Police in Istanbul have released photos of slain Staten Island woman Sarai Sierra from the day of her disappearance in Turkey.

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According to CBS New York, the surveillance photos come from several different cameras. They show Sierra, a mother of two, walking alone around a coastal section of the city.

The 33-year-old mother of two was found dead on Feb. 2, 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 new hobby of photography. She traveled alone after a friend who was supposed to join her canceled for financial reasons.

Turkey's state-run news agency said that on Friday police on briefly took the two brothers and a sister of a possible suspect into custody in the northern city of Karabuk. They were released after being questioned about their brother's whereabouts. The Anadolu agency said their DNA samples were taken.

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