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The casket of Sarai Sierra, is carried from (Credit: AP )

The casket of Sarai Sierra, is carried from the Christian Pentecostal Church,after her funeral in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Funeral for Sarai Sierra, NYC mother killed in Turkey

Family and friends of Sarai Sierra said farewell to the 33-year-old New York City mother killed while on a solo vacation in Turkey. Her body was found 12 days after she disappeared.

Pastor John Rocco Carlo officiates at the funeral
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Pastor John Rocco Carlo officiates at the funeral for Sarai Sierra, at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The 33-year-old mother of two was killed while vacationing alone in Turkey. Her body was found in Istanbul, 12 days after she disappeared. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Steven Sierra, husband of Sarai Sierra, upper center,
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Steven Sierra, husband of Sarai Sierra, upper center, with his son Silas Sierra, age 9, and Dennis Jimenez, second from right, father of Sarai Sierra, with his wife Betzaida Jimene, attend her funeral, at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Christina Jimenez, sister of Sarai Sierra, pauses at
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Christina Jimenez, sister of Sarai Sierra, pauses at her casket during her funeral at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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Betzaida Jimenez, second from right, pauses at the
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Betzaida Jimenez, second from right, pauses at the casket of her daughter Sarai Sierra, during her funeral at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Steven Sierra, husband of Sarai Sierra, accompanied by
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Steven Sierra, husband of Sarai Sierra, accompanied by his son Silas Sierra, 9, speaks during her funeral, at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Maggie Rodriguez, who was supposed to to travel
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Maggie Rodriguez, who was supposed to to travel to Turkey with her friend Sarai Sierra, attends the funeral for Sierra, at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

The casket of Sarai Sierra, is carried from
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The casket of Sarai Sierra, is carried from the Christian Pentecostal Church,after her funeral in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Steven Sierra accompanies his two sons, Silas Sierra,
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Steven Sierra accompanies his two sons, Silas Sierra, 9, and Sion, 11, after the funeral for his wife and their mother, Sarai Sierra, at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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Maggie Rodriguez, who was supposed to to travel
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Maggie Rodriguez, who was supposed to to travel to Turkey with her friend Sarai Sierra, leaves the funeral for Sierra, at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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