ATHIAN RIVERA: 2-year-old boy found dead in Wyoming dumpster hours after reported missing

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Investigation continues after missing Wyoming toddler found dead in dumpster

Police in Wyoming continued Monday to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex.

Athian Rivera was found several hours after he was reported missing in Cheyenne around 1 p.m. Friday. Police still weren't saying Monday how the boy died and if they suspected foul play.

Notes of condolence and dozens of stuffed animals were attached to a chain-link fence partially surrounding a dumpster at the apartment complex Monday. A fierce wind blew and few people were out in the area.

The Facebook account of Cheyenne resident Kassy Orona led with "RIP my perfect innocent son, Athian Emmanuel Rivera" and included several posts of mourning.

"I don't know how I'll ever get over this ... you'll always be with me baby boy," read one post by Orona's account Friday.

The post indicated Orona had two other children but didn't explain or hint at how the toddler died or got in the dumpster. Orona didn't return a Facebook message seeking comment and didn't have a listed phone number.

Police and firefighters conducted an extensive search Friday after hearing of the missing toddler. They used a reverse 911 call to tell people within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of the Lexington Hills apartment complex to be on the lookout for him.
 

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Well he certainly didn't crawl in there.

Foul play suspected after 2-year-old found in dumpster​

Police in Wyoming continued Monday to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex.

Athian Rivera was found several hours after he was reported missing in Cheyenne around 1 p.m. Friday. Police said Monday they suspected foul play but haven't said how the boy died.

CHEYENNE POLICE: FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF 2-YEAR OLD CHILD; NO SUSPECT NAMED​

The Cheyenne Police Department confirmed to Oil City News this evening that foul play is suspected in the death of 2-year old Athian Rivera.

CPD spokesperson, Alexandra Farkas told Oil City News that the department could not officially tie any recent arrests made to the current investigation. However, she was able to say Rivera’s death appeared to be caused by “Foul Play.”
 

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Cheyenne Man Arrested After Girlfriend’s Missing Son Found Dead​

Police have yet to say whether a Cheyenne man they arrested Friday evening is believed to have been involved in the death of his girlfriend's son.

According to arrest records, 27-year-old Wyatt Lamb was taken into custody around 6:15 p.m. on a felony warrant for failure to appear and a misdemeanor warrant for parole violation.

Lamb's arrest came just hours after Athian Rivera, his girlfriend's missing 2-year-old son, was found dead in a dumpster near the couple's apartment at 514 Desmet Drive.

Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas says the department believes foul play was involved, but when asked Monday about Lamb's possible connection to the case, she said, "Unfortunately, it's still too early for me to confirm those details."

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Today the Cheyenne Police Department confirmed in a press release that they have arrested a man on an unrelated felony warrant for failure to appear and misdemeanor warrant for parole violation, in connection to the death of 2-year old Athian Rivera, whose body was found in a nearby dumpster.

They have identified the suspect as Wyatt Lamb.


Detectives are recommending additional charges of aggravated child abuse and murder in the case, which is still being investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.

News sources identify Lamb as the boyfriend of Rivera's mother, Kassy Orona. Cheyenne Police have now forwarded an affidavit of probable cause to the Laramie County District Attorney supporting additional charges of aggravated child abuse and murder.


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