Missing Mom Seen On Camera Entering Bedroom But Never Leaving; Husband Arrested

Police say Reyes Gallegos made a false report.

September 03, 2019
Cecilia Huerta Gallegos; Reyes Gallegos [San Antonio Police Department]

Photo by: Cecilia Huerta Gallegos; Reyes Gallegos [San Antonio Police Department]

Cecilia Huerta Gallegos; Reyes Gallegos [San Antonio Police Department]

By: Catherine Townsend

Texas police have accused the husband of a missing San Antonio mom of allegedly making a false report in connection with the case.

Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, a 30-year-old mother of four, was reported missing on July 8 by her husband, Reyes Gallegos, authorities said.

In a 911 call, Reyes allegedly claimed his wife cut him with a knife during an argument about infidelity, and left home on foot, according to a police report cited by San Antonio's KABB-TV. Reyes reportedly claimed he did not know where his wife had gone.

While family and friends searched for Cecilia, police reportedly focused on her husband.

Police have charged Reyes Gallegos with making a false police report, as well as assault causing bodily injury for a separate incident, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

According to the arrest affidavit obtained by KABB-TV, police reviewed surveillance videos from inside the couples' home.

The affidavit states that the footage shows Cecilia walking into the bedroom she shares with her husband on July 7. "After she enters this room she is never seen again on surveillance footage," the report states.

According to the affidavit, Reyes can be seen on camera keeping the four children away from the couples' bedroom.

Investigators allege Reyes turned off his surveillance system for nearly two hours on July 8. They further claim when the video resumed, he could be seen "going in and out of the bedroom and moving about the house," according to KABB-TV.

The affidavit alleges Reyes left the house several times in his SUV and was spotted "unloading two shovels and a chainsaw." The video then allegedly shows him going to take a shower before calling the police.

Cecilia Gallegos' family continues to search for answers. They insist that she would never leave her children and say she has not used her credit cards since she disappeared.

According to People magazine, Reyes Gallegos is free on a $3,500 bond.

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