Immigration officials now say the man locked up for the death of a woman in Wayne County was in the country illegally and had been deported twice.

Immigration officials now say the man locked up for the death of a woman in Wayne County was in the country illegally and had been deported twice.

The hunt is still on for the woman's missing toddler.

Selena Hidalgo Calderon was discovered buried on a Sodus Farm on Wednesday.

Searchers just wrapped their seventh day of searching the farm for her little boy Owen.

With 165 searchers out looking on Saturday, dozens more than Friday, and the search continues to be difficult, not only due to the heat and humidity, but because of the dense vegetation those volunteers are trying to forge through, launching a helicopter Friday in an effort to help.

For about two hours the State Police Aviation Unit hovered over the farmland, trying to give searchers a better vantage point. Meanwhile more than 100 first responders were on the ground, covering 350 acres, working in shifts. The latest update from the sheriff did not provide any indication that anything was uncovered Saturday.

Friday the Sheriff revealed that a cell phone was uncovered by crews searching along 104, believing it belongs to Alberto Reyes, Selena's live-in boyfriend.

Alberto Reyes, who was captured on a trail camera walking in and out of the woods for five hours with a shovel, the same location Selena's body was later found.

Saturday night News10NBC learned more about him, pulling his records from ICE, which tells News10NBC on May 24, ICE lodged a detainer on him. This follows the Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrest on local charges, which for now is tampering with physical evidence.

Reyes is here illegally from Mexico,  ICE tells News10NBC the agency removed him from the U.S. on two previous occasions, in 2016 and 2017, with a 2017 federal conviction for illegal entry.

He is not Owen's father, the little boy's biological father is in Guatemala, which is where Selena was from.

He has been in contact with the Sheriff's Office here in Wayne County as they continue to search for his 14-month-old son, and the amber alert is still active.

Owen's grandma lives in Wayne County, begging Alberto Reyes to give information about where Owen is, saying, "it's not fair to have the family living in this nightmare…not knowing if he's alive or dead."

The search for the little boy will continue into Sunday.

If the search turns up empty Sunday, it could be called off. The Sheriff plans on holding a multi-agency meeting at that point to determine long-term plans for the farm.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.

Previously reported:

The search will continue Sunday for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother was found dead last week on a Wayne County farm.

And immigration officials are now saying the man locked up after her death was in the country illegally and had been deported twice.

The hunt is still on for Selena Hidalgo-Calderon’s missing son, Owen, although Sheriff Barry Virts has said this is likely a recovery mission.

Hidalgo-Calderon, 18, was discovered buried on a Joy Road, Sodus farm on Wednesday. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said her live-in boyfriend, Alberto Reyes, admits to being involved in all of this, saying he helped hide her body but claims he didn't kill her.

The search continues to be difficult, despite 165 searchers out looking on Saturday, dozens more than combed the area Friday. Volunteer searchers not only were hampered by the heat and humidity, but also the dense vegetation those volunteers tried to forge through.

For about two hours the State Police Aviation Unit hovered over the farm, trying to give searchers a better vantage point. Meanwhile, more than 100 first responders were on the ground, covering 350 acres, working in shifts. The latest update from Virts did not provide any indication that anything was uncovered Saturday.

On Friday, Virts revealed that a cell phone was uncovered by crews searching along Route 104, believing it belongs to Reyes.

Reyes was captured on a trail camera walking in and out of the woods for five hours with a shovel, near the same location where Hidalgo-Calderon’s body was later found.

Daily Messenger news partner, News10NBC, has learned more about Reyes, pulling his records from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The records show ICE lodged a detainer on him. This follows the Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrest on the local charge of tampering with physical evidence.

Reyes is here illegally from Mexico, according to ICE. The immigration agency removed him from the U.S. on two previous occasions, in 2016 and 2017, with a 2017 federal conviction for illegal entry.

Reyes is not Owen's father; the little boy's biological father is in Guatemala, which is where Hidalgo-Calderon is from.

The biological father has been in contact with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office as law enforcement officers continue to search for his son. An Amber Alert remains active.

Owen's grandmother lives in Wayne County. She begged Reyes to give information about where Owen is, saying, "It's not fair to have the family living in this nightmare … not knowing if he's alive or dead."

The search was to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday and continue until 4 p.m.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.