COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A two-year old child is safe and his father in custody after an Ohio Amber Alert was issued early Saturday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
OSP says the suspect, 27-year old Tyler Rios, was arrested in Tennessee Saturday morning and that two-year old Sebastian Rios was found safely.
The boy’s mother, 24-year old Yasemin Uyaf, remains missing and was not found in the vehicle driven by the suspect, according to authorities.
Tyler Rios remains in Tennessee pending extradition back to New Jersey. Criminal charges are expected to be filed in Union County Superior Court in New Jersey.
The Ohio Amber Alert was issued after Sebastian was taken from Rahway, New Jersey, at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. His mother was also reported missing, and officials say Rios reportedly made comments to family that he killed her.
The suspect was driving a 2018 Ford Fiesta with NJ plate number S34NVH.
Before being apprehended in Tennessee, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Rios’ last known location was in the Akron area.
“While we are relieved that Sebastian Rios has been found safe and that Tyler Rios is in custody, we are still urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yasmine Uyar to come forward and tell us what they know, even anonymously,” said the Union County Prosecutor.