ICE files to have 'illegally present' man suspected in Sodus case turned over to them

Alberto Ebavardo Gutierrez-Reyes

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, says it has filed to have a man suspected in the death of the Sodus mother and the disappearance of her young son turned over to the federal agency.

ICE says 25-year-old Alberto Ebavardo Gutierrez-Reyes is an illegally present citizen of Mexico. An official said Monday a detainer filed late last week will ensure Gutierrez-Reyes is turned over to ICE once any local charges are settled.

On May 24, ICE lodged a detainer on Everardo Donoteo-Reyes aka Alberto Ebavardo Gutierrez-Reyes, an illegally present citizen of Mexico, with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office following his arrest on local charges. Donoteo-Reyes was removed from the United States on two previous occasions in 2016 and 2017. Donoteo-Reyes has a 2017 federal conviction for illegal entry. - ICE statement

Gutierrez-Reyes is currently in the custody of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. ICE says he was removed from the United States on two previous occasions in 2016 and 2017. He has a 2017 federal conviction for illegal entry.

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“ICE is determined to seek out and locate illegal aliens in New York.” said Field Office Director Thomas Feeley. “This case sadly illustrates the real dangers to our communities.”

Authorities said Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, 18, was found in the woods near her home on Joy Road in Sodus on Wednesday morning. Investigators shared the revelation during a news conference Thursday night. Her boyfriend, Gutierrez-Reyes, was taken into custody in connection to her death.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said Gutierrez-Reyes told deputies he removed Hidalgo-Calderon's body from their home and buried her in the woods, but did not admit to killing her. He faces charges of tampering with evidence.

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Authorities have been searching for days for Hidalgo-Calderon's missing son Owen; an AMBER Alert was issued Friday morning. After another day of searching yielded no signs of Owen, Virts said Friday evening there is little hope Owen is still alive.

"As a grandfather and as a father I'd like to say my heart tells me that we will find young Owen, but my experience in law enforcement - what I've seen in the interviews that I've seen personally - I believe that this will be a recovery," Virts said.

Dozens of people have helped searched for Owen over the weekend and into Monday. As of Monday afternoon, the 14-month-old is yet to be found.

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