Swiss tourist murdered in Istanbul

Swiss tourist murdered in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Swiss tourist murdered in Istanbul

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Two suspects were arrested over the murder of a Swiss tourist on Sept. 1 in Istanbul’s Sarayburnu neighborhood, according to Doğan News Agency.

Jurg Stephan Zuppiger was reportedly stabbed to death Sept. 1 in the morning hours after attempting to break up a fight between a couple or several others.

Police forces detained two suspects, aged 20 and 16, 20 hours later in Eminönü. A knife was found on one of the suspects, Doğan News Agency reported. Both suspects were subsequently arrested.

H.T., 20, said he was drunk at the time of the incident.

Sarayburnu came to public attention in February when the body of a U.S. national, Sarai Sierra, was found along Istanbul’s city walls near Sarayburnu. Sierra, who left the United States for the first time in her life on Jan. 7 to take pictures in Istanbul, went missing in the city on Jan. 21. Her dead body was found Feb. 2.