STATEN ISLAND, New York (PIX11) – A Turkish man who befriended Staten Island mom, Sarai Sierra, online told authorities in Istanbul he had consensual sex with the married, 33-year old woman, the day before she vanished.
Sierra was found battered to death near ancient walls in Istanbul on Feb. 2. A Turkish prosecutor told the Daily News the man, Taylan K., is not considered the murder suspect.
Sierra’s iPad and cell phone were missing, when she was discovered with her skull crushed and face badly disfigured. She was supposed to fly home Jan. 21. Sierra’s body arrived at Kennedy Airport in Queens Thursday evening.