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An American -- a mother to disappears in Turkey.
New York City woman traveled alone to Istanbul on January 7 -- she supposed to come home last week and January 22.
But she never boarded her plane.
And tonight police and relatives are frantically searching for her.
Fox New York reporter Lisa Evers is here with the latest please sound what do they know Bob -- and what they spoke Toronto on the last I -- for -- -- -- -- -- was going to do.
Well they thought that she was going to get on the plane last Tuesday Greta the last time -- -- communication with family members was Monday the day before.
Her husband could not find -- on the flight she was he was told that she did not take up playing.
It was a really tragic story because.
Here's a 33 year old mother of two young boys nine years old and eleven years old an avid photographer this was her passion.
And she finally got a chance.
To go on her first overseas trip she was supposed to go with a friend.
But that -- was unavailable at the last moment and her her husband who I spoke with yesterday -- their apartment was fighting back tears telling me that.
You know I was worried about her going on this trip.
But when you love someone that much you want to support them and help them to fulfill their dream and he was fighting back tears last night he and her brother.
I got on the plane they went to Turkey there there in the country today working with the local officials and trying to find her as best they could.
Did you plan to travel anyplace else it was -- from New York to Istanbul.
-- it was from Newark to Istanbul but there were also.
There are reports from a friend of hers that she did take some side excursions while she was in Turkey that she went to.
Munich and that she also went to Amsterdam and that she was in contact with a tour -- who was there that's -- some of people closest to are saying.
I -- that's a real weird.
Trip a -- -- Istanbul you're not an awesome take a day trip to those two spots -- is -- something peculiar about that if indeed that's true.
We'll read a there's a lot of there's a lot of questions about this because she was born and raised in the Staten Island section of New York City.
She had really never left -- she had never gone overseas so this is not somebody who was a seasoned traveler but it was someone that wanted to travel -- wanted to explore the world.
And take photographs and is stumble which is -- a spectacularly beautiful city.
I understand that one I understand that when I was stand up find Istanbul dig a day trip to whoever was it to Munich got via -- and they -- him.
Yet those are not day trips that's -- that's what I thought.
Right and -- -- -- also -- she had been in communication with her family during this nearly three weeks that she was gone when one family member or another or her husband.
Every single day so.
They were aware of you know her whereabouts.
They also knew what she was up -- she stayed in close contact with them and then this mysterious disappearance right before she was supposed to come home but the husband -- heartbroken.
And he's in Turkey -- spoke with a State Department just -- -- just a short time ago.
And they say that they are working closely with the Turk -- officials and the Turkish police even looking at surveillance video for whatever is available there to try get more information on this.
Lisa thank you.
And their cars -- Michael -- has been talking with the family and helping with the search and Magdalena Rodriguez is a friend who is supposed to be on that trip they'd join us.
-- -- tell me.
Why didn't you go on the trip any particular reason and then why would she go alone.
At the last minute I just I couldn't afford the chip -- I am.
Have a family of my own so it was a typical me to come up with the funds.
I understand that they found at the hot story of the hotel where she was -- that they found they checked the room and they Sar passport.
Equipment chargers other I -- As seasoned travelers -- and even.
Go to go get dinner that taking -- passport so that really strikes me as being not bush wasn't a seasoned.
By your former FBI so -- Dionne thank.
Well you know it just hit the nail on the head as far as she's never left the country before so she's not a seasoned traveler.
The idea that she had heard.
-- -- and heard cell phone with -- she left the charges and everything else behind.
Tells -- that she wasn't planning on leaving for a long time she might stepped out to get a bite to eat or something else so I don't find that particular judge also the other things I want to mention that.
She actually went to Germany.
And Amsterdam she's gone several days of his bill would not just a decent she was gone several days and she sent pictures back selected photographed.
Bridges is my understanding and she did send that -- she -- Skyping with her children at night and things like that -- she was -- several days traveling in Europe.
Mailing it was the -- trip to Munich and asked -- was that part of your original plan -- -- and -- -- an add -- to thank.
-- it was part of the original plan she wanted to see as much as she could.
Country she really loves it.
Architecture was she was fascinated with it -- she wanted to get the most if she could and that was all part of it.
Mentally what she like as an outgoing person I've shot some of the Nevada.
So why is extremely -- -- she loves life she's a giving person she's very caring.
She's also very street Smart so.
She's not gonna disappear -- this isn't our characters so it's not -- that's not that's not even a question but Xian.
You can't it's crazy did you think about when you have to put someone into words what -- the words you -- pick.
And you really can't think of much other than you know just smiling and just remember just she's.
Susan -- is -- Cashman is Turkey cooperating with the State Department and they aggressively helping us.
Yes I'm very pleased to say I've spoken with both ambassadors have spoken with the State Department we have the chief.
Of the state to -- on the ground they are working very closely.
The one good thing you know if it's a good thing here.
Is that Istanbul.
Has a very very good police department they've been a lot of them have already been trained with our FBI.
So there -- -- taking this extremely seriously being elevated to the highest levels and I've spoken.
With though is.
Both in our government and abroad that have elevated this to the highest -- -- -- I think it's as serious as they can.
And you're doing everything possible both governments are doing everything they possibly can I'm very comfortable saying that.
What -- a terrifying story and I hope that there is some good news soon and if they both come back that if you hear any news because.
I like I said this the most terrifying stories -- the spam and thank you enough thank you Greta.
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