Arrest in Turkish murder of Staten Island mother: Reports

Sarai Sierra, 33, a New York City woman

Sarai Sierra, 33, a New York City woman who was killed in Istanbul in January, is shown in an undated family photo. (Credit: AP )

Turkish police arrested a suspect Sunday in connection with the murder of the Staten Island mother who went missing in Istanbul two months ago.

The man, identified by the initials Z.T. and nicknamed Laz Ziya by Turkish media, was arrested in Reyhanli in Turkey's southern Hatay province near the border with Syria, the provincial governor's office said on its website. After questioning, the man was handed over to judicial authorities, the governor's office said. It gave no further details.

The body of 33-year-old Sarai Sierra was found in the ruins of Istanbul's old city wall last month.

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