Police have arrested the one-time boyfriend of the missing makeup-artist-turned-nanny who vanished in New Jersey two weeks ago, after they searched his home while investigating her disappearance but discovered child porn.
Authorities said they conducted a 'forensic review' of John D. Ozbilgen's iPhone X and 'an image of child pornography was found', app.com reported.
While the search of the 29-year-old stock broker's Freehold Township home was related to 25-year-old Stephanie Parze's disappearance, his detainment was 'completely unrelated', police said.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Swendenman said two electronic devices were seized but would not clarify whether they were seized in relation to missing Parze.
Stephanie Parze, a New Jersey makeup artist and nanny is still missing after almost 2 weeks
John Ozbilgen (pictured left and right), 29 of Freehold Township, was arrested at his home Friday. Stephanie Parze's parents said she was likely with a man she had been seeing on-and-off when she went missing October 30
A report said that nearly a dozen police cars were in front of Ozbilgen's property on Friday morning.
The man who worked at a firm on Staten Island, New York City until recently was seen emerging from the garage of the split-level house on Kings Mountain Road with officers and he was placed in a patrol vehicle.
He has been charged for child porn possession and if convicted of the charge, Ozbilgen faces up to five years in prison.
According to her Facebook profile she was in a relationship with him from August 19 but at the time of her vanishing she was single.
New Jersey police and worried family members are desperately searching for a missing 25-year-old woman who was last seen at a psychic séance last Wednesday.
Stephanie Parze vanished from her home in Freehold Township at around 10pm on October 30, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Her family last saw her in a Snapchat video driving home but said she was likely with the man she had been seeing
Parze's car was found found in the driveway of her late grandmother's home on Meadowbrook Lane, where she had been staying (pictured)
Parze’s parents said their daughter and other relatives went to see a medium in New Brunswick that evening, after which they returned to the family’s home.
Parze then headed to her late grandmother’s house, here she had been staying, reported Asbury Park Press. The next morning, she failed to show up at work, prompting her parents and sisters to go to the authorities.
Police found Parze's car parked in the driveway and her cellphone inside the house.
She vanished from her home that had the lights left on and no sign of forced entry or a struggle. Her dog was alone inside.
‘She would never go out of the house without her phone,’ said Sharlene Parze. ‘And she was supposed to be at work and she never showed up. Everything is just not her. You know, and I had just left her. And she was supposed to text me when she got home and she never did, but we know that she made it home because her car was in the driveway.’
Her parents told News 12 New Jersey Parze was likely with a man she had been seeing on and off.
His house was searched in relation to missing Parze but cops found child porn on his phone. Authorities said they conducted a 'forensic review' of the iPhone X
His detainment was 'completely unrelated' to Parze's disappearance but cops wouldn't clarify if two electronic devices seized were connected to her case. She vanished from her home that had the lights left on and no sign of forced entry or a struggle. Her dog was alone inside
The missing woman’s father, Edward Parze, said the last time he saw Stephanie was in a Snapchat video that showed her driving home after the family’s séance outing.
‘We just want to find her,’ he said. ‘She’s not the type of person who wouldn’t text, “Hey mom, I’m on my way to work.”’
Edward Parze described Stephanie, the eldest of four daughters, as tough and independent, but also caring.
He told NBC 4: 'Definitely not like her. If she can get to me, she would. Not knowing is the worst, not knowing is the worst. All we can hope for is that she’s alive and OK the things that go through my head is horrible. Horrible.'
According to her Facebook page, Parze attended a vocational school for cosmetology and worked as a makeup artist and pat-time baby sitter.
She is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 115lbs, with own eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing jeans, a burgundy v-neck shirt and burgundy sweater.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is being urged to contact Detective Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 ext. 7032, or Detective Daniel Valentine of the Freehold Township Police at 732-462-7908.
Parze and her family members attended a psychic seance but she failed to show up to work the next day, raising alarm bells
Parze is the eldest of four daughters who works as a makeup artist and a nanny