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Amber Alert issued for missing toddler in Wayne County

May 25, 2018 05:15 PM

An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon.

The boy's mother, 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, was found dead in Sodus. Deputies say Selena's boyfriend Alberto Reyes admits to being involved in all of this, saying he helped hide Selena's body but claims he didn't kill her.

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At the moment, Reyes is just charged with tampering with evidence.

Family members and investigators are now pleading for help to find Selena's son.

During a press conference Thursday, an emotional Sheriff Barry Virts said their search will likely turn into a recovery operation, fearing they may not find Owen alive. State Police issued the Amber Alert for Owen Friday morning. 

Deputies say a hunter had set up trail cameras in the woods in the area, which caught Reyes going in and out of the woods with a shovel.

"I don’t care about your race, creed, color, national origin or religion," Sheriff Virts said. "If you are a victim, we will fight for you, we will triumph for you. If you are a perpetrator and you have abused somebody, we are going to hunt you down.”

Reyes, who is from Mexico, is due in court next week. Sheriff Virts says he is working with Mexican authorities to learn more about him and if he has a criminal record.

Anyone with information on Owen's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Amber Alert issued for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon by News10NBC on Scribd

Sheriff Virts is expected to hold a news briefing at 5 p.m. tonight about the search for missing 14-month-old Owen. Watch on-air or head to our Facebook page

Stay with News10NBC on-air and online for more on this developing story.

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