Steven Sierra, husband of New York mother Sarai Sierra who was bludgeoned to death during a solo trip to Istanbul, posted a series of cryptic online messages about cheating and bad relationships in the weeks prior to her death, it has been revealed.
Steven Sierra wrote on Twitter on December 28 last year: “Don’t cheat in relationship, if you are not happy then just leave.
“A real relationship is where you can tell each other everything & anything. No secrets, no lies.”
Steven Sierra said in an interview with Hurriyet on Sunday that he had not been in conversation with his wife since January 14.
He told the paper: “At the beginning we were talking on Skype. I was following the photos she put on Instagram. But times didn’t match because of the time difference. I was working when she is at the hotel [her flat]. The last time I heard from her was 14th of January. The next day she called home and spoke to the kids, I was at work that time.”
On the day that Sarai Sierra left for her solo trip to Turkey on January 7, her husband wrote on Instagram: “Good relationship [sic] don’t just happen. They take time, patience and two people who truly want to be together.”
On January 17, Steven Sierra added to his account: “People are to be LOVED. Things are to be USED. The reason why the world is in chaos is because THINGS are being LOVED and PEOPLE are being used.”
The emotional and public declaration came five days before Sarai Sierra was scheduled to board a plane back to U.S. She never showed up for the flight. Her body was found next to the city walls on February 2.
The messages were revealed after it came to light that Steven Sierra alerted her alleged lover, Taylan K, that Sarai was missing on the day she failed to return home.
Sarai Sierra’s husband frantically messaged the Turkish man since accused of having sex with her in a desperate plea for his help in finding her after she failed to return to New York, the New York Daily News reports.
Taylan K told police that Steven Sierra logged onto one of his wife’s online accounts on January 22, the day she went missing, and discovered the pair’s recent communication.