Man accused of burying Wayne County mother appears in court

October 18, 2018 08:04 PM

The man accused of burying the body of a Wayne County mother was in court Thursday. 

Many question if he killed Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her 1-year-old son, Owen. 


Right now, Alberto Reyes is only charged with tampering with evidence. He appeared in Wayne County Court around 1:15 p.m. for what's referred to as a Huntley hearing, to determine if statements Reyes gave to investigators can be used in a trial. 

On Thursday, News10NBC heard for the first time what Reyes said to police following Selena's death and the disappearance of her son, a conversation the jury may never hear. That's because the defense is trying to block it from being part of the evidence, calling into question the interviewing techniques by the homicide sergeant who questioned Reyes, and if Miranda rights were waived. 

However, the hearing was cut short before a decision was made. News10NBC has been told it will resume in the near future. We will provide that information with you as it becomes available. 

Sheriff Virts says Reyes admitted early on in the case, to hiding Selena's body in the woods but has maintained he did not kill her. 

Deputies found Selena's body a week after she and her son Owen disappeared in May from a farm where she worked in Sodus.

Earlier this week, the sheriff announced they recently found human remains on the farm believed to be Owen.

Deputies are still waiting for test results from the medical examiner, but both of these cases are being looked at as murder investigations.

The district attorney says once the medical examiner positively identifies the remains, they'll decide if Reyes will face more charges.

Reyes is in the Wayne County Jail for the tampering with evidence charge. If he posts the $25,000 bond, he would immediately be taken into federal custody for being in the country illegally.


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