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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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Father arrested in Tennessee for ‘abducting son, 2, from New Jersey’

Father is arrested in Tennessee for ‘abducting his two-year-old son from New Jersey’ while the boy’s mother remains missing

  • Sebastian Rios was found with his father Tyler Rios, of Highland Park in New Jersey, earlier on Saturday in Monterey, Tennessee
  • Rios, 27, also allegedly abducted little Sebastian’s mother Yasemin Uyar, 24, who law enforcement agencies have not yet found 
  • Rios was identified as a suspect in the case after Sebastian didn’t show up to his daycare on Friday and Uyar did not arrive for scheduled work shifts 
  • Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018
  • Uyar’s mother Karen Uyar has detailed allegations of domestic violence in Facebook posts 

Sebastian Rios was found with his father Tyler Rios, of Highland Park in New Jersey, earlier on Saturday in Monterey, Tennessee, according to a press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rios, 27, also allegedly abducted little Sebastian’s mother Yasemin Uyar, 24, who law enforcement agencies have not yet found.

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found.

Rios was identified as a suspect in the case after Sebastian didn’t show up to his daycare on Friday and Uyar did not arrive for scheduled work shifts, officials said.

Tyler Rios, left, the father of Sebastion Rios, has been arrested
Cops said the boy's mother Yasemin Uyar remains missing

Tyler Rios, left, the father of Sebastion Rios, has been arrested while cops said the boy’s mother Yasemin Uyar remains missing

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last been seen in Rahway on Thursday

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last been seen in Rahway on Thursday

Members of the Rahway Police Department conducted a welfare check for her and her toddler son at her home on Friday morning but found nobody inside.

Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said in the news release that her office is ‘relieved’ that Sebastian was found that his father has been arrested.

‘We are still urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yasmine Uyar to come forward and tell us what they know, even anonymously,’ she said.

Rios will remain in custody in Tennessee until he is extradited back to New Jersey, officials said. Charges are expected to be filed in Union County Superior Court.

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last seen in Rahway on Thursday. Uyar’s tearful mother Karen, the young tot’s grandmother, said she a ‘grateful’ to have her grandson back.

‘I’m so grateful to know that he’s okay, but I am just praying every second that we find Yasemin, we call her Yazzi, that we find Yasemin,’ Karen Uyar told WABC.

Yasemin’s sister Marissa told WABC that she and Rios are not together and he recently became homeless.

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 Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, said she is 'grateful' that her grandson has been found

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, said she is ‘grateful’ that her grandson has been found

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, is pictured while her daughter remains missing

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, is pictured while her daughter remains missing

The grandmother has detailed her daughter's and grandson's alleged abuse on Facebook

The grandmother has detailed her daughter’s and grandson’s alleged abuse on Facebook

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

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

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.

Grandmother Karen Uyar detailed her daughter's alleged abuse in a post made to Facebook

Grandmother Karen Uyar detailed her daughter’s alleged abuse in a post made to Facebook

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

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

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

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.

Karen Uyar 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.

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

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

Yasemin, pictured, allegedly struggled for years with getting away from Rios

Yasemin, pictured, allegedly struggled for years with getting away from Rios

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.

Uyar 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 Uyar 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

Uyar 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.’

The post from Uyar 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.

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How to watch: Texas baseball hopes to avoid elimination vs. Tennessee

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas is now staring down the prospect of elimination as they head into game two of the College World Series.

The Longhorns offense was severely lacking in game one, falling to Mississippi State 2-1 in the double elimination CWS. Texas batters struck out 21 times, with Mississippi State starting pitcher Will Bednar leading the way with 15 strikeouts.

As frustrating as Sunday was for Texas, they were quick to turn the page once they left the field at TD Ameritrade Park.

“We can feel sorry for ourselves or we can get to work. I know that’s what they’re going to do is put the work in,” head coach David Pierce said. “They got a lot of pride, I mean they’re young most of them but they’re tough as nails and they got a lot of pride, but still Tuesday, there’s no guarantees in this game. So, it’s our job just getting ready to play and get back here and compete.”

Texas will face Tennessee, another team who had their struggles at the plate in their opening game. The Volunteers were shut out by the University of Virginia 6-0.

Junior Tristan Stevens will get the start on the mound for Texas, he is their winningest pitcher with an 11-5 record in 2021.

Texas is hoping to erase the ghosts of 2018 past, that year, they were eliminated after two straight losses in their last trip to the College World Series.

If Texas is going to make it to the championship series, they will have to win four straight games.

Where to watch

No. 3 Tennessee vs No. 2 Texas

When: Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Where: TD Ameritrade Park (Omaha, Nebraska)

Broadcast: 
Watch: ESPNU
Listen: 104.9 FM The Horn/1260 AM

Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Tennessee Plane Crash: 7 Are Presumed Dead, Officials Say

All seven people aboard a small plane were presumed dead after it crashed shortly after takeoff into a lake outside Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, the authorities said.

The plane, a Cessna Citation 501, crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tenn., at about 11 a.m. local time, shortly after it had taken off from Smyrna Airport, south of Nashville.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that seven people had been on board.

Ashley McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Rutherford County government in Tennessee, identified those on board as William J. Lara, Gwen S. Lara, Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters and Brandon Hannah, all of Brentwood, Tenn.

At a news conference on Saturday night, Capt. Joshua Sanders of Rutherford County Fire Rescue said that after searching the lake since 11 a.m., “we have transitioned from a rescue effort to a recovery effort.”

The crews on the scene were “no longer looking for live victims at this point,” Captain Sanders said. “We are now recovering as much as we can from the crash site.”

He said divers who had searched the lake planned to resume their search on Sunday morning.

The plane was headed to Palm Beach International Airport in Florida.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had sent two investigators to the crash site. A preliminary report on the crash is expected in about two weeks, the agency said, and a complete report, including the probable cause, could take up to two years.

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Thelma Harper, ‘Transformative’ Tennessee Legislator, Dies at 80

Author: The Associated Press
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Thelma Harper, a Democrat who became the first African-American woman elected to Tennessee’s State Senate, died on Thursday. She was 80.

The death was confirmed by her daughter, Linda Harper. She did not say where her mother died or what the cause was.

Ms. Harper entered the Senate in 1989 and was the state’s longest-serving female senator by the time she retired, in 2018.

“Whether she was fighting landfills for her neighbors, serving a community organization or leading a hearing in the legislature, Thelma Harper was a strong voice for her community, for justice and our most vulnerable children,” the State Senate’s Democratic Caucus said in a statement.

Ms. Harper was the first chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus. In the mid-2000s she successfully pushed to have a stretch of U.S. Highway 41 in Nashville renamed in honor of the civil rights hero Rosa Parks.

She also had a national presence. In 2000 she introduced Vice President Al Gore, the presidential nominee, at the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York in a speech called “The Al Gore I Know,” in which she described his time as an elected official in Tennessee.

“Like many families,” she said in the speech, “when we called upon Al Gore, he always listened to our voices. He always responded to our needs. And he always fought on our side.”

In 2008, she was a leader in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Tennessee.

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, a Republican, called Ms. Harper a “transformative public figure,” “a fierce advocate for her constituents and the city of Nashville” and a role model. In a tribute on Twitter, he made reference to her fondness for eye-catching hats.

“Today the legendary Thelma Harper traded in her signature hat for a halo,” he wrote.

Thelma Harper was born on Dec. 2, 1940, in Brentwood, Tenn., just south of Nashville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting at Tennessee State University in Nashville in 1978. Before joining the State Senate, she served for eight years on Nashville’s Metro Council. Her husband, Paul, died in 2018.

That same year, when she was asked why she was retiring, she told The Tennessean that it was time for the next generation of leaders to take over, adding, “Look, man, I’ve been here forever.”

The New York Times contributed reporting.

Devastating Tornadoes Batter Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

After a series of tornadoes and storms[1] swept through the Southeast and left at least six people dead, crews began cleanup efforts and residents took stock of the destruction.

The barrage of tornadoes, hail and rain began on Thursday, tearing apart homes and leaving debris strewn across Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Early Friday morning, crews searched through the wreckage for people who may have been killed or injured, and cleared roads of trees and downed power lines.

Fatalities were reported in Alabama and Georgia, including two people who lived in mobile homes and a family of three, officials said.

Hannah Carter of Trussville, Ala., rode out the storm at home. She put helmets on her children and took refuge with them, her husband and their dog in a closet.

“It’s been a crazy day,” she said.

— Aidan Gardiner


A bicycle stuck in debris in a destroyed home in Newnan, Ga.

Two women make their way down a debris filled street in Coweta County, Ga. today.

Damage from the tornado that touched down in Newnan.

A man walked through a house destroyed and roofless after a tornado swept through Newnan, Ga.

Damage at the Newnan High School from the tornado.

A damaged tree from the tornado that touched down in Newnan.

Fire Department officials make their way through damaged neighborhoods in Newnan.

Pastor Danny Poss removes a safe from the Ragan Chapel United Methodist Church after a tornado touched down in Ohatchee, Ala.

People in Coweta County, Ga., made their way down a street covered in debris on Friday.

A a house in Newnan is obstructed by a large, uprooted tree.

Rebecca Haynes Griffis holds up a photo of her daughters while sifting through the remains of her father’s home in Ohatchee.

A cyclist rides past houses that were damaged by a tornado in Newnan.

Power company crews begin the clean up process in Wellington, Ala., on Friday.

A woman combed a field for personal items the day after a string of tornadoes caused several fatalities in Ohatchee.

An American flag hangs as fallen trees are cut in damaged neighborhoods of Newnan.

References

  1. ^ tornadoes and storms (www.nytimes.com)

The New York Times