How Cops Found Tyler Rios and Yasemin Uyar’s Body in Tennessee

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It took Tennessee law enforcement 15 minutes to arrest Tyler Rios after learning he was staying at a hotel with his son who was the subject of an Amber alert.

The Amber Alert was issued on Friday afternoon after Sebastian Rios, 2, failed to show up to daycare and his mother who lives in Rahway failed to show up for work.

Rios is a suspect in the death of the boy’s 24-year-old mother, Yasemin Uyar, whose body was found in a wooded area after Rios led police to the scene.

Sebastian and Tyler Rios found in Tennessee

Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert Friday night around 9 p.m., but Sebastian Rios was likely far northeast by then, somewhere on the 11-hour trip from New Jersey to Monterey, Tennessee. .

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said it received a phone call around 3 a.m. Saturday morning from the Union County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators believed Sebastian Rios and Uyar might be with Tyler Rios at the Bethel Inn. The hotel is located off of Route 40, midway between Knoxville and Nashville.

At 3:15 a.m., officers saw Tyler Rios’ silver Ford Fiesta parked outside. They verified that Rios had reserved a room.

Sebastian Rios (Highland Park Police)

Tyler Rios initially refused to leave the room and was forcibly arrested.

The little boy was in the room and unharmed. The police took him to a safe place. Sheriff’s agents obtained a warrant and searched the car and room.

Police said Tyler Rios was cooperative with the police and took them to a location off Route 70 in Monterey where Uyar’s body was found.

As of Monday morning, Tyler Rios was being held in Tennessee on a charge of fugitive without bail. Authorities expect to lay more charges related to Uyar’s death, but Rios has yet to be charged in the homicide.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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