Heaven Puleski, mom of baby found dead in Schenectady, indicted

August 29, 2018 07:36 PM

SCHENECTADY – There has been a significant development in the Heaven Puleski investigation. A Schenectady grand jury has apparently weighed in on the Heaven Puleski case and handed up a sealed indictment against her. Now, we wait to find out which charges are mentioned inside that grand jury envelope.

Puleski, 38, appeared briefly Wednesday inside Schenectady City Court. That's where Assistant District Attorney Michael Dematteo told the judge about the grand jury action.


What that means is that Heaven Puleski will likely be facing felony charges when the indictment is unsealed.

This case began earlier this month, when Heaven Puleski and her 4-month old son, Rayen, were reported missing from their Schenectady apartment. Heaven was picked up by police a few days later.

After searching for a few more days, police found the remains of a young child wrapped in plastic, in a grassy field behind Puleski's apartment.

The felony charges are likely to include "tampering with physical evidence" and "concealment of a human corpse."

At this point, no one has been implicated directly in the child's death.

In fact, I spoke with Schenectady police. They tell me the remains have not yet been officially identified and the cause of death has not yet been determined. It is assumed the remains are those of Rayen.

Puleski remains in the Schenectady County Jail, unable to raise $20,000 cash bail. It is also assumed an indictment will be unsealed in the coming days.

NewsChannel 13 continues following this story. We will continue to bring you the latest developments on and our future newscasts.


Dan Levy

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