Family Heading to Turkey to Seek Missing NY Woman

(Photo: Derek Fahsbender)

(Photo: Derek Fahsbender)

NEW YORK (AP) — The husband and brother of a missing New York City woman who disappeared during a trip to Turkey are heading there to look for her.

Sarai Sierra’s family last heard from her Monday, the day she was supposed to start her journey home. The 33-year-old mother of two had been in Turkey on her own since Jan. 7.

Her brother David Jimenez says he and Sierra’s husband, Steven, are planning to leave Sunday night for Istanbul. He says he doesn’t want to come home without his sister.

Sierra’s family says she visited Turkey to take photographs and had been in continual contact with them. On the day of her disappearance, she told them she was heading to the Galata Bridge, a well-known tourist destination that spans the Golden Horn waterway.