It is being reported on Sat., Feb. 2, 2013 that the stabbed body of Sarai Sierra, the missing NYC wife and mother of two, has been found a short distance from her last known tourist destination site in Istanbul, the Galata Bridge, per CBS News.
Ten people, who were at the scene at the time her body was found, are being detained and questioned in the case of the amateur photographer who was stabbed repeatedly in the stomach according to Istanbul's Hurriyet Daily News.
Steven Sierra, the victim's husband, told CNN.com that one of the draws for his wife when she left Istanbul for the Netherlands was graffiti.
She chose to go to Amsterdam for the graffiti," her husband said.
Graffiti was evident on the crime scene photos of the body dump site of the 33-year-old mother of two young boys. Police believe the American may have been killed elsewhere, with her body dumped near old city walls, making it the secondary crime scene in the case if that is true.
Steven Sierra said his wife traveled all the way to Amsterdam in order to see graffiti and to capture it with her camera. So it is highly likely that she would not have wanted to miss the old city wall graffiti near the Galata Bridge either.
And while her body was found there, and could have been brought back their by her killer after the crime (if committed somewhere else), it doesn't mean she did not encounter her killer (or killers) at the old city walls the day she died or disappeared.
Her Instagram comments posted, along with photos, show she was captivated by sights that were not necessarily safe for a tourist traveling outside her culture and country.
Sierra has been missing since Jan. 21, and news accounts reported her phone had been turned on twice after a man she communicated with on social media was interviewed and released by police.
And Fox News reported on Saturday that a witness saw a man driving a white car recently, who was attempting to remove something from the vehicle in the vicinity where her body was found, and it looked like a woman's hand.
National Criminal Profiles Examiner Radell Smith has a degree in behavioral forensics and successful profiling experience in unsolved homicide cases. Follow her articles on this topic and more by clicking on the subscribe link at the top of the page, or liking her on Facebook.