A New Jersey woman’s body was found in Tennessee on Saturday after she and her toddler son were reportedly abducted by the child’s father, according to authorities.
Officials issued an Amber Alert Friday once it appeared Tyler Rios, 27, had kidnapped Yasemin Uyar, 24, and their son, WPIX reported.
Authorities located the boy and Rios in Monterey, Tennessee, on Saturday but Uyar was still missing. Her body was later found in a wooded area off I-40, officials said Sunday.
Uyar’s mom, Karen Uyar, also confirmed her daughter’s body had been located and said she would go to Tennessee to be with her grandson.
“Police arrested Rios and preliminarily charged him with first-degree kidnapping, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. He was expected to be extradited to New Jersey to face additional criminal charges in Union County Superior Court,” the WPIX article read.
The ordeal began Friday