AMBER Alert issued for 14-month-old boy after mother found dead in NY
An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing boy Friday morning after his mother was found dead in a wooded area in Sodus, New York, Wednesday morning.
18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon was found in the woods Wednesday morning near her home on Joy Road in Sodus.
Her 14-month-old son Owen is still missing as of Friday morning. He is approximately two feet tall and weighs about 30 lbs. He has short brown hair and brown eyes.
The boy is known to need asthma medication.
The boyfriend of the missing Sodus mother admitted to removing her body from her home on Joy Road and burying in the woods, according to deputies.
Boyfriend admitted to burying woman's body in Sodus, investigators say
For days now, authorities have been focused on a farm in Sodus. Now investigators are focused on a prime suspect.
"You have a young 18-year-old mother with a 14-month infant, it is beyond reasoning why someone would be killed, and why a small infant is still missing," Sheriff Barry Virts said.
Sheriff Barry Virts is with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.
The biological father of Selina Hildago-Calderon's son, Owen, is still in Guatemala. Deputies said investigators have been in contact with him - making him aware his son is missing.
The suspect Alberto Reyes is keeping quiet, authorities said.
"All he said is he removed the body from the home that he took it to the wooded area behind the home and buried the body," Sheriff Virts said.
Although he has not confessed to killing Hidalgo-Calderon, deputies are eager to get his criminal background, if he has one, from Mexico.
"As we know right now is he was a farm worker, we have been in contact with advocates who will be in contact with the Mexican consulate," Sheriff Virts said.
This week, the victim's family begged for information on her whereabouts.
Authorities say they have information that Hidalgo-Calderon had sought help from a domestic violence situation in the past.
The sheriff says he's hoping Wayne County's Hispanic community will trust his deputies. He knows many from the Hispanic community are afraid and he wants to gain their trust.
"I don't care what your race, creed, color, national origin or religion is. If you are a victim, we will fight for you, we will triumph for you and if you are a perpetrator and you have abused somebody we are going to hunt you down,' Sheriff Virts said.