By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
A Cheyenne man is being held in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster last week, the Cheyenne Police Department announced Tuesday.
The department announced that an affidavit supporting charges of murder and aggravated child abuse has been filed against Wyatt Lamb, 27.
The body of Athian Rivera was found Friday in a dumpster several hours after officers responded to a report that the boy was missing.
Lamb was contacted at Rivera’s home Friday evening and taken into custody on an unrelated felony warrant for failure to appear for a court hearing and a misdemeanor warrant for parole violation.
Police said on Tuesday, detectives filed an affidavit of probable cause with Laramie County District Attorney Leigh Anne Manlove supporting the filing of murder and aggravated child abuse charges against Lamb.
Manlove was not available for comment Tuesday afternoon.
The department said it is still investigating the case.