Yasemin Uyar NJ mom abducted by Tyler Rios found dead: 2 year old son of former couple, Sebastian Rios found safe. History of ongoing domestic violence.
Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland Park, NJ, is alleged to have abducted Sebastian Rios, 2, and Yasemin Uyar, 24, of Rahway, NJ, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
The father and son were found in Monterey, Tennessee, early Saturday, about 15 hours after police issued the Amber Alert. Sebastian was unharmed.
The missing mother’s remains were later found in a nearby wooded area nycbslocal reported.
History of ongoing domestic violence
Uyar’s mother, Karen Uyar, said Rios told authorities where the body was, NJ.com reported. She recalled her daughter as a ‘great mom.’
Rios upon his arrest was charged with first-degree kidnapping for allegedly abducting the boy. Charges connected to Uyar’s death are pending against him, prosecutors said.
Rios copped to a plea deal in February 2020 in which he was convicted of a domestic violence assault charge while theft and strangulation charges against him were dismissed.
Charging documents cited by the dailymail said that the court had found ‘aggravating factors’ that Rios was at risk of committing ‘another offense.’
Rios was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail and three years on probation, and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.
The court also ordered him to have no contact with the victim, while noting that he already had restraining orders against him issued by Family Court.
Rios remains in custody in Tennessee and is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.