Mom of 4 Missing Nearly 2 Months, Husband Seen With Shovels and Chainsaw: Police

Cecilia Gallegos was last seen nearly two months ago, and her husband was arrested for allegedly filing a false report after reporting her missing.
San Antonio Police Department

The search is on for a Texas mother of four who was seen on camera entering her bedroom but never leaving, while her husband was allegedly recorded unloading shovels, a chainsaw and cleaning supplies.

It's been nearly two months since Cecilia Huerta Gallegos of San Antonio was last seen. Her husband, Reyes Gallegos, called 911 on July 8 to report that he and his wife had been arguing about infidelity and that she had cut him with a knife. He claimed she left the home and never returned, according to the report.

However, Reyes was arrested last week and charged with making a false police report. Police said authorities viewed surveillance footage from the family's home and that the recordings did not match up with Reyes' story.

Police said the footage shows Cecilia entering the couple's bedroom on July 7. But the video never shows her leaving the room, police said. "After she enters this room she is never seen again on surveillance footage. Four kids were in the home during this time and the suspect is seen keeping the children away from the bedroom that the wife was in," according to the affidavit.

Authorities said Reyes shut down his surveillance system for nearly two hours the next morning. Reyes is then recorded leaving the house several times in his SUV and "unloading two shovels and a chainsaw," as well as cleaning supplies and trash bags, police said.

The video then shows Reyes showering and calling police, according to the documents.

Cecilia's family has become concerned, reportedly saying she would never leave her children, ages 6 to 14. Cecilia has two kids with Reyes and two from a previous relationship.

Cecilia's sister, Mireya Lopez, told KSAT that Cecilia had recently called her family to say something bad could happen to her. "She had money put up because she was trying to get a house and to put an alarm system in case for their safety," Lopez said, adding that Cecilia and Reyes were having trouble in their relationship.

Reyes was released from custody after posting bond.

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