Search on in NY for 14-month-old toddler after mother’s body found

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Police in western New York are searching for a 14-month-old boy following the discovery of his mother’s body in a bag hidden in the woods.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s office said 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon’s body was found Thursday at a farm in Sodus where she reportedly had worked. She had been missing for a week.

Her boyfriend, Everardo Reyes, was arrested on charges of tampering with physical evidence.

Police on Friday issued an Amber Alert for the toddler, Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, as they continued to search the area east of Rochester.

Local ABC affiliate WROC reported that Selena and Owen were reported missing Sunday, May 20.

Deputies say trail cameras captured her boyfriend, Everardo 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, but said he didn’t kill her.

Deputies say the baby is presumed dead, according to WROC. 

Friday morning, an RTS bus brought more than a 100 volunteers who are assisting in the search for the baby.

Rebecca Fuentes of the Workers’ Center of Central New York told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that Hidalgo-Calderon was from Guatemala and was being deported. She says the mother was in the process of applying for asylum.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 315-946-9711.

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