Amber Alert canceled for missing 2-year-old NJ boy; toddler, mother allegedly abducted by boy’s father

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NJ amber alert suspect Tyler Rios

Tyler Rios, 27, was wanted in connection with the abduction of his 2-year-old son in New Jersey on July 9, 2021, according to police. (Credit: Police handout)

BREAKING UPDATE: Police canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old. Pennsylvania State Police said Saturday morning the baby boy was located, however, no further details were provided. For the latest updates, click here.

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RAHWAY, N.J. — Authorities issued an Amber Alert Friday for a missing 2-year-old boy who was allegedly abducted by his father in New Jersey.

The toddler was last seen on Thursday, according to New Jersey State Police and Highland Park Police.

Officials said the boy and his mother, Yasemin Uyar, 24, both of Rahway, are believed to have been abducted by the child’s father, Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland Park, N.J.

Authorities are looking for a silver four-door Ford Fiesta with a license plate number S34NVH. 

The boy’s grandmother — Yasemin Uyar’s mother — Karen Uyar, spoke to PIX11 News Friday evening. She said her daughter has a restraining order against Rios.

“She was actually in the process of moving,” Karen Uyar said. “We normally speak every day but I didn’t speak with her yesterday because she was busy packing and I didn’t want to bother. Unfortunately, we’re not positive over when he actually took them because none of us spoke with her yesterday.”

She added that her grandson was not at his day care on Thursday, meaning Tyler Rios may have gotten as much as a 24-hour head start.

Tyler Rios and Yasemin Uyar have known each other since she was in high school, according to her mother. They haven’t been together as a couple since shortly after their son’s birth.

Karen Uyar also alleged that Tyler Rios has assaulted her daughter several times and added that she would consider him dangerous and that when he drinks, he is violent. She added that she believes the father may use his son as a shield.

When asked if she wanted them to know anything else about her daughter and the father of her grandson, Karen Uyar said that she felt Yasemin would try to appease Tyler Rios if she felt her life was in danger, and that Tyler has a lot of family in Georgia, specifically the town of Lawrenceville.

Karen Uyar said Tyler Rios also has family in the Newark and Paterson areas, but fears that with such a head start, he may already be in Georgia.

Police ask that anyone with information about the abduction call 911.

Corey Crockett contributed.

Clarification: NJSP referred to the missing woman as Yasemin Uyaf, though family told PIX11 News her name is Yasemin Uyar.

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