Amber Alert Issued for Missing Upstate Toddler
An Amber Alert issued Friday morning, with no information other than to check local media, had many Long Islanders thinking there must have been a child abduction close to home.
However, the Amber Alert was for a missing child in Sodus, N.Y., near Lake Ontario, 400 miles away.
On Friday morning, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department issued the Amber Alert for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, a 14-month-old last seen on May 16. The body of his mother, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, was found in a bag in an apple orchard upstate on Thursday, according to the Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester, leading to an intensified search for her son.
Her boyfriend allegedly admitted to removing her body from their home, reports said. He has not said what became of her son.
According to the alert, Owen was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that he is in imminent danger of serious physical harm or death.
Owen is described as a Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 2 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds. He needs his asthma medication.
Anyone with information on this abduction has been asked to call 866-NYS-AMBER or dial 911.
Visit amber.ny.gov for the most up-to-date information on this alert.