New York AMBER Alert CANCELED, Toddler Remains Missing
Sodus, New York AMBER Alert Canceled, Toddler Still Missing
Amber Alert canceled for missing toddler in Sodus
May 29, 2018 09:31 AM
The search for a missing 14-month-old boy continues on a farm in Sodus after the State Police canceled the Amber Alert for the toddler Tuesday morning.
Owen Hidalgo-Calderon has been missing since May 16. His mother, 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, was found dead on a farm where she worked in Sodus.
Alberto Reyes, the suspect charged in connection with the death of Selena, is expected in Sodus Town Court Tuesday. He is charged with tampering with evidence, but investigators say they expect to file more charges against Reyes once they determine exactly how Selena was killed.
Reyes has been behind bars since last week after Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says he admitted to hiding Selena’s body in the woods, but claims he is not the one who killed her.
More than 150 people have been searching the farm along Joy Road for any sign of the toddler.
Over the weekend, the Wayne County Underwater Recovery Unit and the NYSP helicopter joined the search for Owen. Sheriff Virts tells News10NBC he believes this will be a recovery effort, not a rescue but they remain committed to finding the boy.
“Again, it’s my hope that Owen is alive, but we have to run two parallel investigations,” Sheriff Virts says. “It is my hope again that he is alive. but we also need to know that he’s a 14-month-old toddler. To sustain life by himself would be very difficult.”
ICE says Reyes is in the United States illegally from Mexico and has been deported twice before in 2016 and 2017.
New York AMBER Alert * Critical * Missing from Sodus, NY Missing since May 16, 2018
Owen Hidalgo-Calderon Age: 14-months Sex: Male Race: Hispanic Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 2’0″ Weight: 30 lbs
** Owen is believed to be in critical danger, with an immediate threat to life. ** Child requires daily medication to treat asthma.
Owen was last known to be with his mother’s boyfriend, Ebavardo Gutierrez Reyes. Since then, the body of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon (Owen’s mother) was recovered in a bag on the Joy Road apple orchard, where they lived and she worked.
Gutierrez Reyes, is in custody, charged with tampering with physical evidence. He is not being cooperative. If you have ANY information that may assist in this investigation, please call Law Enforcement.
Contact: 911 Wayne County Sheriff’s Office 315-946-5811 NYS Amber Alert 866-NYS-AMBER Crime Stoppers (Anonymous) 866-313-TIPS (8477)