Sheriff: Body of missing Sodus mother found, child still missing; one in custody
The body of the missing mother in Sodus has been found, her son is still missing, according to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts.
Officials say Selena Hidalgo-Calderon's body was found in a bag buried in a wooded area near her home on Joy Road. Vertis says her boyfriend, Alberto Reyes, was seen on trail cameras for a five hour period near the Joy Road home carrying a shovel.
Monroe County Medical Examiner identified the body found as Selena Thursday morning. They have not released her cause of death.
Reyes has been taken into custody and charged with tampering with physical evidence. Virts says he admitted removing Selena's body from the home and burying in the woods behind the home.
The Wayne County Sheriff's office has been searching for the last few days for Selena and her son Owen who were last seen on May 16 in the area of Joy Road in Sodus.
Reyes was located and taken into custody on a farm in Livingston County, officials said.
He was arraigned Thursday and was sent to the Wayne County Jail on $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. His preliminary court hearing is scheduled for May 29, according to officials.
“My daughter and my grandson were my life, she was my firstborn, and I feel like a piece of my heart is gone.” Estela Calderon, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon's mother, said in a statement. “What has happened to my family is unfair. I want the perpetrator to go to jail forever. I do not want another family to be hurt in this way.”
Officials say Selena did seek shelter from domestic violence but never filed a report with authorities.
Virts says the search for Owen will continue Thursday night and Friday.
"You have a young 18-year-old mother with a 14-month infant, and it’s beyond my realm of reasoning why someone would be killed while a small infant is still missing," Virts said.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to contact their office at 315-946-9711.
There is a GoFundMe page set up for Selena's family. Anyone who would like to donate can click here.