ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run agency says police have briefly detained the two brothers and a sister of a man wanted for questioning over the death of a New York city woman killed while vacationing alone in Turkey.
The body of 33-year-old Sarai Sierra was found near ancient city walls in Istanbul on Feb. 2, 12 days after she disappeared. Police say the mother of two sustained a fatal blow to the head. The Anadolu agency says Friday the three were taken into custody in the northern city of Karabuk and released after being questioned about the possible suspect's whereabouts. It says their DNA samples were taken.
Police in Karabuk refused comment. Turkish news reports say police want to question a scrap paper collector who used to hang around the city walls.