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New Jersey man charged with murdering ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in Tennessee woods

New Jersey man, 27, is charged with murder of ex-girlfriend after he ‘kidnapped their two-year-old son and then dumped her body in Tennessee woods’

  • Tyler Rios, 27, was charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, Yasemin Uyar, 24, on Wednesday
  • He was previously charged with kidnapping their two-year-old son Sebastian
  • Prosecutors allege Rios killed Uyar on July 8 in New Jersey and later dumped her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee
  • Court documents allege Rios called two people and said he had a body in his car 
  • Police tracked him down in Monterrey, Tennessee, on July 10 and found Sebastian unharmed and Uyar’s body nearby 










Tyler Rios, 27, is charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, Yasemin Uyar, after previously being charged with kidnapping their two-year-old son

Tyler Rios, 27, is charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, Yasemin Uyar, after previously being charged with kidnapping their two-year-old son

A New Jersey man has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend after he allegedly kidnapped their two-year-old son and dumped her body in a wooded area in Tennessee.  

Tyler Rios, 27, was charged Wednesday afternoon with the first-degree murder of Yasemin Uyar, 24, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel and Rahway Police Director Jonathan Parham said.  

They allege he killed Uyar on July 8 in New Jersey before dumping her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee.   

Rios was previously charged with kidnapping, after fleeing the state with the couple’s two-year-old son, Sebastian.

The mother and son were reported missing from their Rahway home on July 9, when Sebastian did not show up to his daycare and Uyar did not arrive for her scheduled work shift.

Sebastian was found unharmed with Rios in Monterrey, Tennessee, the next day, and Uyar’s body was found in a wooded area nearby a few hours later.

Rios is now being held in custody in Tennessee pending extradition to New Jersey.

Prosecutors allege Rios killed Uyar (pictured) and hid her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee

Prosecutors allege Rios killed Uyar (pictured) and hid her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee

Their son, Sebastian Rios, was found unharmed near the campground just hours before authorities discovered his mother's body last week

Their son, Sebastian Rios, was found unharmed near the campground just hours before authorities discovered his mother’s body last week

According to court documents obtained by NJ.com, authorities were able to locate Rios after he made two phone calls to people, telling them that he had a dead body in his car.

He allegedly called a relative on July 9 and told them he had a dead body in the car, who the person assumed was Uyar, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.

A female relative contacted the Highland Park Police Department in New Jersey on July 9 after Rios called her and said he had a dead body in his car. She presumed the body belonged to Uyar, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.  

Police also took a statement from another person who said Rios admitted to having Sebastian in his custody, and confessed to killing Uyar, whose body he left in his car for days, according to court filings.  

After Rios had the 45-minute phone conversation with the person, who NJ.com says was not named in the court documents, police were able to track his location to a Bethel Inn and Suites in Monterey, Tennessee.

The local sheriff’s department responded to the motel and found Uyar’s vehicle in the parking lot, with the license plate discarded nearby.

When the officers took Rios into custody, the court documents allege, Uyar’s debit card was in the room.

He then allegedly led investigators to where he had disposed of Uyar’s body – 2,300 feet from the motel, next to a campground. 

She was found half naked in a duffel bag, NJ.com reported.

An autopsy later revealed that the cause of death was strangulation and blunt force trauma. 

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Sebastian and his mother were last seen in their Rahway home on July 8

Sebastian and his mother were last seen in their Rahway home on July 8

Police were able to track Rios to a Bethel Inn and Suites motel in Monterrey, Tennessee, where he was arrested on July 10

Police were able to track Rios to a Bethel Inn and Suites motel in Monterrey, Tennessee, where he was arrested on July 10

Uyar and Sebastian were last seen together on July 8, one day before a widespread Amber Alert was issued for the two-year-old.

Members of the Rahway Police Department conducted a welfare check for Uyar and her toddler son at her home on July 9, they reported, but found nobody inside. 

A witness allegedly told police he saw Rios outside of Uyar’s Rahway apartment around midnight the night of her disappearance.

She was barefoot in a white tank top and jean shorts, and appeared to be angrily staring at the residence, the witness told police.

Uyar was reportedly in a new relationship at the time of her death, according to NJ.com. 

It is unclear what transpired next, but police were able to locate Rios through one of the phone calls he made. 

At 3am on July 10, officers burst into Rios’ motel room in Tennessee and arrested him.   

Rios was reportedly seen outside Uyar's Rahyway apartment around midnight the night of her disappearance

Uyar had reportedly been dating someone else at the time of her death, according to court documents

Rios and Uyar had reportedly been in a relationship since her freshman year at Highland Park High School, where Rios was a senior. Uyar had been dating someone else at the time of her death, according to court documents obtained by NJ.com

Karen Uyar, Yasemin's mother, has alleged that Rios was abusive to her daughter

Karen Uyar, Yasemin’s mother, has alleged that Rios was abusive to her daughter

Uyar and Rios started dating when she was a freshman at Highland Park High School in New Jersey and he was a senior, Uyar’s mother, Karen, said at a news conference earlier this week.

But their relationship soon turned toxic, Karen said, alleging Rios abused Uyar in recent years.

Previous court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft.

Rios took a plea deal signed in February 2020 in which he was convicted of the domestic violence assault charge but the theft and strangulation charges were dismissed.

The document shows that the court had found ‘aggravating factors’ that Rios was at risk of committing ‘another offense.’

He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail and three years on probation, and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.

The court also ordered him to have no contact with the victim, while noting that he already had restraining orders against him issued by Family Court.

The victim was not named in the court documents but the dates of the legal troubles align with a post Karen made to Facebook in 2019 in which she called Rios an ‘alcoholic, abusive monster.’

She detailed that alleged abuse in a 2019 Facebook post, expressing her fear for her daughter

She detailed that alleged abuse in a 2019 Facebook post, expressing her fear for her daughter

Karen Uyar had posted screenshots showing that Rios had been charged with crimes in Arizona

She included screenshots of his mugshot

Karen Uyar had posted screenshots showing that Rios had been charged with crimes in Arizona, and included screenshots of his mugshot

Karen Uyar detailed how Yasemin had ‘become involved’ with Rios several years before the post was made in 2019.

‘His drunken rages have caused him to choke my daughter till she passed out. Leaving her on the floor, he stole her car and fled,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

She wrote how Rios had ‘given her more black and blues than I can count’ and ‘continuously pounced on her self esteem with verbal and emotional abuse almost as much as the physical abuse.’

‘He would tell her she was crazy and f**ked up and when she would beg to go for help he would walk out for hours and not help/respond to her. Telling her to ‘toughen up’,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

The concerned grandmother wrote that her daughter suffered from post-partum depression that included insomnia after her son was born. 

‘He would leave for hours and not answer her. Take the baby and tell her she wasn’t a good mother. Tell her how weak and useless she was. It was heartbreaking to see how he treated her. Yet I needed leaving him to be HER CHOICE,’ Uyar wrote.

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft

Karen added that she has feared she would receive phone calls telling her that her daughter is in a hospital or dead. 

The concerned grandmother said that, at the time, Rios’ criminal history extended across a number of states including: New York, New Jersey, Mississippi and Georgia.

Yasemin ‘finally got the strength to leave’ in August 2019 – the results of a ‘combined effort’ to get her and Sebastian into a hotel, where she spent two ‘terrifying days’ worried that Rios would find her, the grandmother alleged. 

‘This enraged him. He stalked her. Through their phones, friends, social media. Any way he could find,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

At some point, Rios – now seemingly living in Phoenix, Arizona – allegedly convinced Yasemin to let him see their son.

Karen wrote that Rios was drinking and ‘degrading’ on ‘day one’ of her arriving in Arizona with the young boy.

Little Sebastian Rios is pictured in a photo

Little Sebastian Rios is pictured in a photo

She said she received an alarming text from her daughter around 8 p.m. on October 22, 2019 telling her to ‘call 911’ and ‘give address.’

The grandmother, remembering that Rios had allegedly been arrested weeks prior for firing a gun in city limits, worried that her daughter and grandson were dead.

Rios finally let Yasemin leave the apartment more than two hours after the call, Karen Uyar alleged in the Facebook post. 

But before doing so, he allegedly cut up all of Yasemin and Sebastian’s identification documents including the little boy’s birth certificate, Yasemin’s bank cards and social security cards, and her driver’s license.  

‘I love you too much to let you leave’ Rios said at the time, the grandmother alleged.

She added: ‘I need people to see this alcoholic, abusive monster for who he is.’ 

Karen’s post included screenshots of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office inmate search database, showing that Rios had been hit with charges including assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Yasemin’s sister Marissa told NJ.com that Rios recently broke into her sister’s home, and police officers were called. 

Before Yasemin’s disappearance, she ‘was pretty busy packing and trying to get herself together’ in order to move and once again get away from Rios. 

‘Man I just want him to let at least my nephew go. I mean I want my sister to come home, but, I mean, something’s got to give, you know?’ she told the outlet. 

Two online fundraisers have now been set up to support the family, raising more than $ 30,000 in just four days. 

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Google dumping Stadia? New Chromecast rumour says otherwise for PS5 and Xbox rival

A new report out this week suggests that Google is not ready to give up on Stadia, its first big foray into the video games industry.

For those who might not have used it yet, Google Stadia is a new service from the tech giant that allows anyone to play big video games without the need for a fancy PC or console.

Instead of buying a PS4 or Xbox One console, gamers can play some of the biggest titles around by opening a Chrome Tab.

It might sound too good to be true, but Google has made it possible to stream games like on Netflix.

Before you start playing, you’ll need to claim or purchase a game on stadia.com or in the Stadia app Stadia icon, with free games also supported.

Stadia is only officially supported in Google Chrome but may work with other Chromium-based browsers such as Edge (version 79 or higher), Brave, or Vivaldi.

Gamers who are interested in playing titles via Chrome should also know that they can also use a Chromecast Ultra with an official Stadia Controller.

But going up against established brands like PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox have made launching Stadia much harder.

Google also made it harder on themselves due to the lack of a large games library at launch, and other technical requirements.

Some have been wondering whether Google might be preparing to pull the plug, following news that key members of the Stadia team have moved onto other projects.

Meanwhile, Google I/O 2021 failed to mention much regarding Stadia and what could be coming next to the service.

But it looks like Stadia could be expanding in other ways that might make it more noticeable.

Google has revealed that it will be opening its first ever physical retail store, inNew York.

“The new Google Store will be situated in Chelsea and will be a space where customers can “experience our hardware and services in a helpful way. We’ll be opening our doors to the public in summer 2021.”

The message from Google adds: “At the Google Store, customers will be able to browse and buy an extensive selection of products made by Google, ranging from Pixel phones to Nest products, Fitbit devices to Pixelbooks and more.

“Or they can shop online at GoogleStore.com and pick up their orders in store. Throughout the store, visitors will be able to experience how our products and services work together in a variety of immersive ways, which we’re excited to share more about when the doors open.”

And eagle-eyed customers checking out the mocked pictures of what the store will look like have noticed Google Stadia icons in the background.

This would suggest that the Chromecast Ultra bundle will be available at the Google Store sometime in the future.

And if Stadia hardware is coming to the Google Store, it certainly sounds like the internet giant has plans for the service in the future.

To play on your TV using Google Chromecast Ultra, you’ll need a Stadia Controller. To play on a computer using Google Chrome or on a mobile device, other control options are available.

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Man caught illegally dumping tires is repeat offender, Harris County authorities say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man known for illegally dumping used tires is accused of doing the same thing again.

Harris County Precinct 1 Deputy Constables’ office said they arrested Darrell Walson Monday, but it’s not his first illegal dumping offense. Watson is said to have a history of illegal dumping convictions dating back to 2009.

According to the deputy constables’ office, Watson appeared in video from cameras in the 5200 block of Mayle Street on March 16. He is also believed to be responsible for the tires that were dumped two days later at the same location, as well as weeks prior in February.

Authorities said the videos show people dumping tires from a U-Haul van onto the sides of the street on three different days. In all, investigators said they discovered 176 used tires from 18-wheelers at Mayle Street.

Watson was recognized in the video “because of (investigators) prior experience with him,” the deputy constables’ office wrote. They report that Watson plead guilty on Feb. 21, 2021 to a charge of illegal dumping.

They add he was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the most recent incidents.

“Mr. Watson clearly has no intent of stopping his illegal activity,” said Constable Alan Rosen. “A judge let him off easy last time with deferred adjudication. Watson has proven he is a repeat offender and that a slap on the wrist won’t stop him from creating these dangerous eyesores in our neighborhoods.”

According to the statement, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office accepted the charge on the case as a state jail felony of commercial dumping.

If convicted, Watson could get 10 years in prison.

The case remains under investigation.

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Marina owner accused of dumping human waste into Lake Travis

Author: Wes Wilson
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Travis County
Paul Coburn

Paul Carlton Coburn is charged with unauthorized discharge of waste, a Felony 3. (Courtesy: Travis County Jail)

LAKE TRAVIS (KXAN) — The Lower Colorado River Authority Public Safety Department charged a Lake Travis marina owner with dumping waste, including used toilet paper and feces into Lake Travis using an old pipe coming from the marina’s bathroom.

Authorities say the illegal dumping may have been happening for weeks.

Paul Carlton Coburn, 51, faces a third-degree felony for the unauthorized discharge of waste. Coburn is a co-owner and manager of Commander Point Marina, according to the arrest affidavit.

“I observed water, fluorescent dye, used toilet paper, and feces dumping into Lake Travis from an old pipe.”

LCRA officer jesse strength

Officers say someone tipped off the LCRA police to the sewage discharge. An LCRA officer showed up to inspect the marina and that’s when the officer says they saw the waste and toilet paper coming out of the pipe and into Lake Travis. They say Coburn knew exactly what was happening.

“I then asked Coburn if he had used the toilet [April 23], and he stated yes,” LCRA Officer Jesse Strength wrote in the affidavit. “Coburn stated he was aware the sewage line was not connected to a tank. Coburn stated he was aware the pipe of the sewage line was cut for approximately three to four weeks.”

LCRA testing water supply, says water is safe to drink

According to the LCRA, a dye test and seven water quality tests were done immediately in the area after Public Safety Rangers found evidence of the waste. The LCRA says none of the water quality tests revealed harmful amounts of bacteria in the water.

Nearby water intakes are also tested regularly to make sure no harmful levels of bacteria are entering our drinking water supply.

According to one man who utilizes the dock, people were swimming in the cove where the marina is situated over the weekend. Mansfield Dam, a popular area for swimming and water recreation is also nearby.

LCRA Public Safety Rangers say Coburn lives at the marina on a boat. KXAN has tried to determine which attorney is representing Coburn and reach out for comment but so far we have not been successful. We will update this story once we get a comment.

Coburn was booked into the Travis County Jail on Friday but has since posted bond and been released.