Wyoming man arrested after girlfriend’s toddler son found dead in dumpster

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Police have arrested a Wyoming man after his girlfriend’s toddler son was found dead in a Cheyenne dumpster.

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According to The Associated Press, Cheyenne police initially arrested 27-year-old Wyatt Lamb on warrants unrelated to the death of 2-year-old Athian Rivera, whose body was found Friday afternoon in a dumpster on Desmet Drive. Investigators have since “forwarded an affidavit of probable cause to the Laramie County District Attorney supporting additional charges of aggravated child abuse and murder” in the case, police said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

~~ Cheyenne Police Continue to Investigate Death of 2-year-old Child ~~ On February 19, 2021 at approximately 1:00 p.m....

Posted by Cheyenne Police Department on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Rivera was first reported missing about 1 p.m. Friday, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Cheyenne police, as well as a K-9 unit and crews from other local and state agencies, began searching for the child on Desmet Drive, where he was last seen, the newspaper reported. Authorities found the body in a dumpster on the same street, officials said.

**UPDATE** The child was found to be deceased. This incident is still under investigation by the Cheyenne Police...

Posted by Cheyenne Police Department on Friday, February 19, 2021

The AP reported that Lamb had been in a relationship with Rivera’s mother, according to her Facebook page.

Police said the investigation into the child’s death is ongoing.

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