Police find body in search for missing infant

Police in Schenectady, New York, have confirmed the discovery of human remains near the home of a missing 4-month-old baby.

Acting on a tip from Child Protective Services, Schenectady police reportedly went to the home of Heaven Puleski and her son Rayen Puleski at 66 State Street to look for both mother and son, according to a CBS 6 Albany report. Police didn’t find either of them at the home, but reportedly found Heaven Puleski at a Days Inn on Wednesday morning. The mother was taken into custody and is reportedly being questioned by police.

In a press conference Thursday night, Schenectady Police Sgt. Matt Dearing said that a body was found behind the home, and that the remains are “consistent with that of a child.”

The remains have not yet been identified.

“We’re trying to keep everyone as up-to-date as we possibly can. Like I said, I can’t confirm a lot of details right now, it is still a very open investigation and an active investigation,” Dearing said at the press conference, according to CBS 6 Albany.

“There are still officers here on scene, so until we can kind of confirm more details, there’s not much more that I can tell everyone.”

At the same press conference, relatives reportedly demanded to know why police did not inform them that remains were found, and complained that they had been informed about developments on social media, rather than by direct contact with police.

“Awful, really awful,” Heaven’s aunt Lisa Dutcher told CBS 6 Albany.

“It should not have went down like that. It really shouldn’t. This is a private family matter. I mean, I know I have it out there publicly to help me find this baby, help us find this baby, but Jesus, you know? Pull us aside or something. Tell us anything!”

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide updates when more information is available.