- Reyes Gallegos is accused of the murder of his wife Cecilia Huerta Gallegos.
- The woman has been missing since Sunday, July 7, 2019 after a marital fight.
- Reyes Gallegos is a violent man and accused his wife of being unfaithful to him.
Reyes Gallegos was arrested in Texas for being the alleged murderer of his wife Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, in a crime that occurred two years ago. Agents of the Special Victims Division of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) captured Reyes Gallegos on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, accused of murder.
The alleged murderer Reyes Gallegos, 37, was captured in the western metropolitan area of San Antonio, Texas without incident, after more than two years of investigations by agents of the SAPD Special Victims Division, since his wife Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, 31, disappeared in July 2019 and no one has seen her again.
What happened to Cecilia Huerta Gallegos?
Reyes Gallegos is already sleeping in the Bexar County jail, in San Antonio, accused of the murder charge and according to the Texas State Penal Code, that carries a penalty of 20 to 99 years in prison for whoever is found guilty of that crime after facing his trial.
Cecilia Huerta Gallegos was a young mother of four children and who mysteriously disappeared, without a trace, after leaving her work on Sunday, July 7, 2019 and when she was already at home with her children after an altercation. The woman’s children told the authorities that when their mother returned home they heard her scream.
Reyes Gallegos was a suspect from the beginning
From the beginning of the investigation by the detectives of the Homicide Division of the SAPD, in the case of the disappearance of Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, the name of her husband Reyes Gallegos was on the table as the alleged person responsible for her absence and subsequent death. . However, it took officers two years to charge him.
The documents of the case, consulted by MundoHispánico, they detail that Reyes Gallegos called the authorities to report a violent incident at his home due to a fight with his wife, Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, in relation to an alleged infidelity, something that has not been proven so far, and that is why they had a violent altercation.
Cecilia Huerta Gallegos walked away, according to her husband
Reyes Gallegos showed the SAPD patrolmen several injuries on his face that showed cuts with a razor and knife and other superficial cuts that, according to the man’s testimony, she had done with her nails. Reyes Gallegos, who is known in San Antonio for his hobby of lifting weights, showed other injuries to his chest and hand.
According to Reyes Gallegos, during the altercation with his wife Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, the woman had taken a knife and attacked him, injuring his finger, and when she saw what he had done, she left the house walking without him being able to stop her. she annoyed away from the marital home located on Southwick Road.
The strange testimony of Reyes Gallegos
The SAPD patrols who received the testimony of Reyes Gallegos, about the alleged violent behavior of his wife, made the report as a case of domestic violence. However, from the beginning the authorities suspected that something did not match the statement by Reyes Gallegos.
For two days, SAPD agents searched for Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, contacted her family and friends and even spoke with her loved ones, such as a sister who lives in Houston, but they could not locate her. Neighbors didn’t see her walking around the neighborhood either. On July 9, 2021, the woman was declared missing.
The videos show the latest images of the victim
The agents of the Special Victims Division of the SAPD asked a judge to grant them a search warrant at the home of Reyes Gallegos and his wife Cecilia Huerta, to investigate the scene of the alleged marital fight. The judge granted their request.
On July 15, the SAPD agents entered the house to investigate and discovered that Reyes Gallegos had several security cameras, outside and inside the home, and decided to keep the videos. In none of the videos that the Special Victims Division agents obtained, is Cecilia Huerta Gallegos seen fighting with her husband.
The man lied to the authorities
The most revealing thing that the agents of the Special Victims Division of the SAPD discovered was that Cecilia Huerta Gallegos is never seen leaving the house. The images show how the woman enters the house around 7:30 at night, goes to the master bedroom and is never seen to come out from there.
In the video, the agents observe how Reyes Huerta struggles to support the woman’s children, it is not specified if they are her children as well, away from the main bedroom door. The video sequence in which you see how Cecilia Huerta Gallegos walks towards the main room are the last images of her in life.
The 96 minutes missing from the videos
Based on these images, Reyes Huerta was arrested by the SAPD accused of false statements and filling out a false police report. However, the agents of the Special Victims Division could not locate the body or the whereabouts of his wife Cecilia Huerta Reyes, nor link her husband to any other crime and that is why he was released.
Then the mystery began, because the SAPD agents discovered that someone turned off the cameras at Reyes Huerta’s house at 2:08 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 and turned them on again until 3:44 a.m. of that same day. It is not known what happened at Reyes Huerta’s house in those 96 minutes.
Gallegos carried a shovel and an electric saw
What the agents of the Special Victims Division of the SAPD do know now, thanks to the videos of the neighbors’ cameras, is that Reyes Gallegos left his home four times, between 6:27 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 8:48 in the morning, and made several trips in a white Chevy Tahoe truck.
According to the authorities, Reyes Gallegos returned home with an electric saw, a shovel, black garbage bags and dozens of cleaning products. In the videos you can see the man’s shirt completely soaked with sweat. Since the night he reported that Cecilia Huerta Gallegos had left the house, no one has found her body.
Where is Cecilia’s body?
Based on all this evidence, Reyes Huerta Gallegos was arrested, although the body of his wife Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, accused of the woman’s murder, has not been found. As of this writing, it has not been determined when will be the first hearing in the dramatic case against the man that has shaken the Hispanic community.
For two years, the family of Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, along with dozens of volunteers, has traveled the rural areas around San Antonio in the hope of finding the woman’s body. However, all efforts have been in vain and the whereabouts of the woman and the manner in which she may have been killed is still unknown.
Gallegos accused his wife of being unfaithful
In the documents of the case it is established that Reyes Gallegos had several violent episodes against his wife, Cecilia Huerta Gallegos, including some in public. According to the investigation, the man went to his wife’s work on Sunday, June 22, 2019 to confront her for an alleged infidelity.
According to the investigation, Reyes Huerta Gallegos staged a violent scene at the woman’s work and even punched one of her co-workers in the face. It is not detailed what Cecilia Huerta Gallegos worked on. That incident is attached to the homicide investigation and as a context to explain its violent nature.
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