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Suspect captured in Turkey in U.S. woman's death

From Gul Tuysuz, CNN
updated 9:17 AM EDT, Sun March 17, 2013
The body of Sarai Sierra, an amateur photographer from Staten Island, was found in Istanbul on February 2.
The body of Sarai Sierra, an amateur photographer from Staten Island, was found in Istanbul on February 2.

Istanbul (CNN) -- Turkish police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of killing American tourist Sarai Sierra, whose body was found last month, according to local authorities.

Ziya T., is suspected of killing Sarai Sierra in Turkey last month.
Ziya T., is suspected of killing Sarai Sierra in Turkey last month.

The suspect, who was identified in late February as "Ziya T.," was captured in the southern province of Hatay, where he has family, a provincial statement said.

Sierra, a mother and amateur photographer from Staten Island, New York, went missing January 22 while on a solo trip. Her body was found February 2 near ancient stone walls in Istanbul, according to the semi-official Anatolian news agency.

Police suspect the 33-year-old was killed at a different location from where she was found. Sierra went to Turkey on January 7 and was due to return home January 22.

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