The search for missing 14-month old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon has been called off. Hundreds of searchers have spent almost two weeks looking for the missing toddler.
The search for missing 14-month old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon has been called off. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced the decision to suspend the search during a news conference Sunday at the Joy Road Farm in Sodus where hundreds of searchers have spent the past 12 days looking for the missing boy.
Police recovered the body of Owen's mother, 18-year old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon from a wooded area of the farm where she worked on May 24. Sheriff Virts said his team will not stop looking for the missing toddler, but said crews are just spinning their wheels searching an area that experts have determined has a 90-percent probability rating of not being the site where the boy is.
"We want to find Owen. We want closure one way or another," Virts said.
Virts said deputies will remain at a staging area on the farm to follow any leads.
Meanwhile, a memorial service honoring Selena Hidalgo-Calderon was held was held Sunday afternoon in Marion.
Hidalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son, Owen, were natives of Guatamela.
Hidalgo-Calderon's boyfriend, 25-year old Everardo Donoteo-Reyes is a suspect in the homicide case but so far has not been charged.
He has been charged with tampering with evidence after allegedly moving her body. He was was also charged with illegally re-entering the United States and possessing counterfeit documents.