Ozbilgen was named a person of interest in the case but had not been formally charged. Police have yet to find Parze.
His Tuesday court appearance was in regards to a child pornography charge that was brought against him after police searched his home in connection with Parze’s disappearance.
Assistant Prosecutor Caitlyn Sidley detailed a toxic relationship between Ozbilgen and Parze. She filed a simple assault domestic violence complaint against Ozbilgen for a Sept. 23 incident where he was accused of striking her in the head, the Asbury Park Press reported, citing authorities.
He also allegedly sent her 10 messages in a matter of nine minutes the night before she disappeared.
Prosecutors brought up his connection to Parze’s disappearance to prove why he would be a threat to the community if released.
Parze, 25, was last seen around 10 p.m. on Oct. 30 after she went to visit a medium with friends. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up to work the following day. Her car and phone were found still inside her home.