ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Sierra is seen walking alone from the Eminönü neighborhood toward Cankurtaran, near the city walls where she was later found murdered.
Some of the final footage showing Sarai Sierra, an American
mother of two who was slain last month, has emerged, Doğan News Agency revealed Feb. 16.
In the short security camera footage distributed to the press and recorded on Jan. 21, the day Sierra is said to have disappeared, she is seen walking alone from the Eminönü neighborhood toward Cankurtaran, near the city walls where she was later found murdered.
Images from security cameras were also released on Feb. 15, the same day that Sierra was laid to rest in Staten Island, New York. Sierra’s body was found by police Feb. 2.
Turkish police are reportedly searching the country for a man known as “Laz Ziya” or “Ziya T.” who is thought to be the number-one suspect in the murder.
Ziya T., who earns his living collecting and selling used paper, reportedly left Istanbul right after Sierra’s body was found by police.
According to police reports, after leaving Istanbul, Ziya T. went to his sister’s house in the northwestern province of Karabük where he spent three days, leaving after his sister gave him 100 Turkish Liras. He told his family he was heading for the southern province of Hatay.