Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says "time is on our side" as his department investigates the disappearance of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son.
The sheriff says remains of a young child were found last week on the Joy Road Farm in Sodus. That's where Selena's remains were found concealed back in May. The sheriff says his department never gave up searching for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, spending all their training hours searching the property. Last week, they found something: skeletal remains, scattered about an area near where Selena's body was found. A further search on October 11th turned up more remains, apparently scattered by animals, and a shallow grave.
The Monroe County Medical Examiner has declared the bones to be consistent with those of a young child, although it will take months to make a positive identification from them alone.
Sheriff Virts says he waited until a family gathering on Monday, which would have been Selena Hidalgo-Calderon's 19th birthday, to share that information with her family before making it public.
Selena's boyfriend, Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, is charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly hiding her body although not for her death. Sheriff Virts says the investigation will continue until they know what happened to both the mother and child.