[Ed. – Don’t call him an ‘illegal.’ It makes him sound like a criminal. Oh, wait…]
A farm worker who authorities said admits to burying the body of his girlfriend — but not killing her — was charged Friday with having counterfeit citizenship documents and re-entering the country after twice being deported.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the criminal complaint against Everardo Donoteo-Reyes of Mexico as crews used heavy equipment in their ongoing search for his girlfriend’s missing toddler at an upstate New York farm.
Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon were last seen alive on May 16. The mother’s body was found May 23 on the farm in Sodus where she and Donoteo-Reyes worked. Law enforcement and volunteers have been searching for the boy ever since.
Donoteo-Reyes, also known as Alberto Ebarado Gutierrez-Reyes, was arrested on an evidence-tampering charge May 24 after a hunter’s trail camera recorded him carrying a shovel in and out of the woods where his girlfriend’s body was found, the Wayne County sheriff said.