Bitter battle preceded Amber Alert abduction
Court documents reveal a bitter child custody battle between 2-year-old John Weir's parents, Steven and Sarah Weir, before his father allegedly abducted him over the weekend, sparking an Amber Alert search.
Two bodies were found Monday inside a car connected to the Amber Alert, which was canceled. Authorities suspect the bodies are that of John and Steven, although the Tuolumne County Coroner's Office on Tuesday had yet to confirm the cause of death.
Tuolumne County authorities haven't released new information on the alleged abduction and bodies found in Steven Weir's vehicle.
Sarah Weir told the SunStar on Tuesday that she wasn’t ready to discuss the tragedy publicly.
Steven and Sarah Weir's battle for custody of John started in April, according to Merced County Superior Court records.
Both parents fought for sole custody of the child. Sarah Weir’s petition noted that John had missed a medical appointment. But both petitions were denied.
The couple was ordered to seek a resolution through mediation.