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Missing makeup artist’s ex-boyfriend is ID’d as person of interest following arrest for child porn: Sources

The ex-boyfriend of a missing New Jersey woman who was arrested Friday on child pornography charges is a reportedly person of interest in her ongoing disappearance.

Monmouth County prosecutor spokesman Chris Swendenman told the Asbury Park Press that the search of John Ozbilgen’s Freehold Township home was related to Stephanie Parze’s disappearance but the criminal charges that followed were not. Authorities alleged that they charged Ozbilgen, 29, with possession of child pornography after a forensic review of his iPhone produced an image depicting child pornography.

Parze, 25, was reportedly last seen at her Freehold Township home at 10 p.m. on October 30. Earlier that night, she reportedly saw psychic medium Cindy Kaza’s show at the Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick with her family. She visited relatives before returning to her late grandmother’s home, where she had been staying since her grandmother died last year.

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Parze’s family became concerned the next morning when they could not reach her. Parze’s parents told WCBS that police discovered her cell phone and car at her home. The news station reported that her dog, phone, and the clothing she wore the night before were also there. There were no signs of a struggle.

Parze’s Facebook profile reportedly listed as single but it also stated that she and Ozbilgen, a stockbroker, started dating in August. Law enforcement sources told WCBS that Ozbilgen is a person of interest in the missing persons case.

Anyone with information regarding Stephanie Parze’s whereabouts should call Detective Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 extension 7032 or Detective Daniel Valentine of Freehold Township police at 732-462-7908.

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[Featured image: Stephanie Parze/Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office]