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Vacationing Mother Killed In Turkey To Be Buried On Staten Island

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Funeral services are being planned for next week for the Staten Island woman who was killed while on vacation in Turkey.

The body of Sarai Sierra has been flown back to New York.

Her wake will be held at Matthew funeral home in Willowbrook on February 14 and her funeral will be held the next day at Christian Pentecostal Church at 900 Richmond Road.

Sierra will then be buried at Silver Lake Cemetery.

Sierra, seen above, disappeared while on vacation in Istanbul and was found dead last week.

Her husband, Steven Sierra, told reporters Thursday that he finally told his two young children that their mother was not coming home.

"I told them that mommy got hurt and she died," he said.

Police say Sarai Sierra received a fatal blow to the head, and they are now trying to find her attackers.

Turkish Airlines did not charge Sierra's family to transport the body back to the United States. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP