Imagine going off to a foreign country for vacation, only to never return or be heard from. This is not a clip from such movies as “Taken,” which depict the growing epidemic of women missing abroad, but an actual occurrence near to home.
For the family of 33-year old, Sarai Sierra, this nightmare is all too evident. On Jan. 7, Sierra traveled to Turkey for vacation and has not been heard from or seen since Jan. 21, where she was set to visit the Galata Bridge in Istanbul. She was scheduled to return home the following day, but never arrived for the flight back to the states.
Sarai Sierra was traveling alone to Istanbul when she disappeared. She has not been heard from by her family and concerned friends, although her New York State license, Samsung Galaxy phone and IPad are assumed to be in her possession. Sierra left her passport and medical records in her hotel room.
She is petite, approximately 5'2, 110 lbs, fair skin with long, light-brown wavy hair. Sarai is a mother to two boys and a wife. Her family has since traveled to Turkey to obtain any leads. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Embassy have been contacted by concerned members of the missing woman's family.
Any leads to the whereabouts of Sarai Sierra can be directed to the New York Police Department's Missing Persons Squad at 1-212-694-7781 or call 1-800-577-TIPS.