SODUS, NY (WROC-TV) – Searches will continue on Saturday, deputies say, in the case of a missing baby in Wayne County.
An Amber Alert was issued Friday for 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, days after he and his mother were reported missing.
Thursday, deputies said the mother, Selena, was found dead this week in a wooded area off Joy Road, but the baby had not been found. We’re told Selena’s body had been wrapped in a plastic bag and left in the woods.
Speaking Friday afternoon, deputies said they would continue searching throughout the weekend, until the baby was found.
Selena’s boyfriend, Alberto Ebarado Gutierrez-Reyes, is facing charges in the case.
Deputies say trail cameras captured Gutierrez-Reyes walking in and out of the same woods on May 17 carrying a shovel. Deputies say he later admitted to burying Selena Hidalgo-Calderon’s body. At this time, he hasn’t been charged with her death however.
Deputies did say they found a phone believed to belong to Reyes in their investigation.
As for the Amber Alert, deputies said Friday they didn’t expect to find the baby alive. However, they put out the alert as a “Hail Mary,” hoping for a miracle.
Friday, more than a hundred volunteers assisted in the search for the 14-month-old.