Missing Schenectady woman found, son still missing

August 08, 2018 11:21 PM

SCHENECTADY - A 4-month-old baby from Schenectady is still missing. Though his mother, Heaven Puleski was found on Wednesday morning.

Schenectady Police asked the public for help finding them on Tuesday. Child Protective Services said they haven't seen Puleski's son, Rayen, in about a month.

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Puleski was found at a Days Inn on Nott Terrace on Wednesday. She's been taken into custody and is being questioned, but family members said she isn't cooperating.

"We're just hoping that she remembers something more she tells them something about the baby's location,” Puleski’s aunt Lisa Dutcher said.

Dutcher said she hasn't seen Rayen since June. A Child Protective Services worker told Dutcher she hasn't seen Rayen since July 17.

"The CPS lady that I spoke to said that she was practically stalking Heaven because Heaven kept giving her the runaround about the baby,” Dutcher said. “Monday she stated that she was here three times nobody answered the door so she left Heaven a notice."

Puleski was found at the motel not far from her apartment in the 700 block of State Street.

That's were Schenectady and New York State Police were seen searching with K9’s and a Crime Scene Unit van.

Dutcher said Puleski recently moved into that neighborhood, and was looking to maintain her sobriety. She said Puleski has been struggling with heroin addiction.

"And then when she moved here everything went downhill,” Dutcher said.

Though it's been weeks since she's seen Rayen and Puleski isn't cooperating, Dutcher remains hopeful.

"I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that, like the detective told me being that Heaven is not cooperative right now they're going balls to the wall,” Dutcher said. “That's why they're doing this search and that's why they're going to search the cemetery."

If you have any information about Rayen's whereabouts you're asked to call Schenectady Police.


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