2-year-old missing boy found dead in Wyoming dumpster, man now accused of murder

year old wyoming boy found dead in dumpster man charged with his murder
Source: Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Mega

Jun. 30 2021, Published 11:38 a.m. ET

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A 2-year-old missing Wyoming boy was found dead in a dumpster in February, and months later, officials have said a 27-year-old man has been charged in connection to his murder.

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Around 1 p.m. Feb. 19, officers responded to a report of a missing 2-year-old child, according to the Cheyenne Police Department.

Police did an extensive search of the surrounding area and the missing child was found dead in a nearby dumpster, according to authorities.

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Police said they talked with Wyatt Lamb, 27, at a residence and he was taken into police custody around 6:15 p.m. on an unrelated felony warrant for failure to appear and a misdemeanor warrant for a parole violation, officials said.


On June 28, Laramie County District Attorney Leigh Anne Manlove announced charges have been filed against Lamb in connection to the death of the child.

Officials have not released how the child was killed or if Lamb had a relationship with the toddler.

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The Cheyenne Police Department, the Laramie County Coroner and the Wyoming State Crime Lab all worked together to help with the investigation and bring these charges against Lamb, authorities said.

Lamb was charged with multiple counts of child abuse, as well as a single charge of murder, according to authorities.


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