Tragic twist hours after missing mum's abducted son found alive

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The remains of a young mother whose two-year-old boy was reportedly taken by his father have been found.

Sebastian Rios and his mother, 24-year-old Yasemin Uyar, were last seen in Rahway, in the US state of New Jersey, on Thursday and it is believed they were taken by the boy's father, according to WPVI.

Two days later on Saturday, the little boy was found in Monterey, Tennessee, but Ms Uyar was not located at the time.

Sadly hours later her body was found in Tennessee.

Police were notified of the mother and son's disappearances when Sebastian did not show up for daycare on Friday and Ms Uyar failed to turn up for work.

When Sebastian was found, his father, 27-year-old Tyler Rios, was arrested without incident, the Union County Prosecutor Office said in a statement.

Yasemin Uyar and her son, Sebastian Rios, are pictured.
Yasemin Uyar's remains have been found after her son was discovered alive following their abduction. Source: WABC

Rios is currently in custody in Tennessee, and is waiting extradition back to New Jersey and the filing of criminal charges in Union County Superior Court.

Rios told police where he had hidden Ms Uyar's remains in a wooded area, according to CBS New York.

Speaking to WABC before her remains were found, Ms Uyar's mother and Sebastian's grandmother, Karen, said she was hoping her daughter would be found alive.

"I'm so grateful to have my grandson back. I'm so grateful to know that he's okay, but I am just praying every second that we find Yasemin," she said.

Ms Uyar's sister Marissa told WABC the 24-year-old and Rios were not together, and alleged he had a history of domestic violence and was recently homeless.

Marissa also said her sister had planned on moving away from Rahway due to safety concerns and further alleged Rios had recently broken in to her home, convincing officers he had been living there.

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