Yasemin Uyar’s mother told CBS2 late Saturday night that her daughter’s body was found in Tennessee.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
She said Tyler Rios, 27, the father of Uyar’s son, told police where he hid her body.
The Union County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed Uyar’s death Sunday.
On Friday, New Jersey State Police issued an AMBER Alert for 2-year-old Sebastian Rios after he did not show up for day care and Uyar did not arrive for her scheduled shift at work.
Rios, of Highland Park, New Jersey, allegedly abducted Uyar and Sebastian.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Father Announces Creation Of Gabby Petito Foundation Ahead Of Public Memorial Service
The father and son were found in Monterey, Tennessee, early Saturday, about 15 hours after police issued the AMBER Alert. Sebastian was unharmed.
Uyar’s remains were later found in a nearby wooded area.
Rios is charged with first-degree kidnapping for allegedly abducting the boy. Charges connected to Uyar’s death are pending against him, prosecutors said.
Friends of Uyar said Rios had a history of abusing her and that she had a restraining order against him.
Rios remains in custody in Tennessee and is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.MORE NEWS: Gov. Kathy Hochul Increases Pressure On COVID Vaccine Holdouts As Deadline For Health Care Workers Approaches
CBS2’s Nick Caloway and Christina Fan contributed to this report. Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Sunday, July 11.