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Cheyenne Police: Cause of toddler death still uncertain

Athian Rivera 2-year-old boy found dead in a dumpster at a Cheyenne apartment complex
Cheyenne Police Department
Athian Rivera
Wyatt Lamb, 27, was taken into custody after the disappearance of Athian Rivera triggered a search Friday.
Cheyenne Police Department
Wyatt Lamb, 27, was taken into custody after the disappearance of Athian Rivera triggered a search.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - What killed a 2-year-old boy found dead in a dumpster at a Cheyenne apartment complex remains uncertain despite an autopsy, police said.

The body of Athian Rivera was found a few hours after he was reported missing Feb. 19.

Athian Rivera
Athian Rivera

His mother's boyfriend, Wyatt Lamb, 27, was arrested at home that evening on unrelated warrants. Lamb remained jailed Tuesday.

Wyatt Lamb, 27, was taken into custody after the disappearance of Athian Rivera triggered a search.

Police announced Feb. 23 they were recommending murder and aggravated child abuse charges against Lamb but prosecutors hadn't filed charges in the case, KGAB Radio reported.

Lamb's attorney didn't immediately return a message Tuesday seeking comment.

The autopsy was inconclusive, Cheyenne police spokeswoman Alexandra Farkas said.

"We've just continued working with the district attorney and that's pretty much where we're at right now," Farkas said. "We're still not able to identify any other subjects but that affidavit was turned over so now it's kind of a waiting game."

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