A man wanted for questioning by the FBI in the disappearance of his girlfriend has a chilling criminal history of stolen identities, disguises, and aliases, according to news reports and court documents obtained by Rolling Stone.
The San Diego FBI released a statement last Friday asking for the public’s help finding 50-year-old Tyler Adams. The feds want to speak with him about the disappearance of his girlfriend, Racquel Sabean, a Navy veteran. According to Mexican authorities, Sabean’s remains were found under a blanket in her car in Tijuana. Sabean’s family also posted about her death on social media. (The FBI has not independently confirmed the identity of the remains.)
A representative for the San Diego FBI tells Rolling Stone that Sabean and Adams — both U.S. citizens — were living together in Mexico at the time of Sabean’s disappearance and that Adams is the presumed father of Sabean’s seven-month-old baby, Valentina, who was reported missing June 10 before being found safe last week.
Adams has a vivid criminal background. The FBI noted that Adams goes by over a dozen aliases, and according to a 2013 Honolulu Star-Advertiser article, Adams was known as a “master of disguise” even then. Adams reportedly moved to Hawaii in 2007, where he adopted multiple fake identities including Kevin Kennedy, as well as Lance Irwin and Michael Whittman, names he allegedly used to impersonate law students. He also created five fake businesses and began cashing huge fake checks at two banks, ultimately defrauding them out of more than US$120,000.
According to the FBI, Adams was briefly detained by Mexican authorities last week in relation to the Amber Alert issued for the missing baby. The agency said Mexican authorities questioned him about Sabean at the time, but he was “uncooperative.” Last Thursday, Adams entered the United States using the alias Aaron Bain at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Source: Rolling Stone