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Athian Rivera

Update: Officials can’t determine how tot boy thrown in dumpster died, suspected killer boyfriend not charged

Officials are still unsure how a Wyoming boy died after an autopsy couldn’t determine the cause of death.

“We did receive autopsy results, but there wasn’t a conclusive cause of death or anything like that,” Public Information Officer Alex Farkas told KGAB Radio.

According to the Cheyenne Police Department, 27-year-old Wyatt Lamb was initially taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear and parole violation. Later, he was questioned in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s toddler son, 2-year-old Athian Rivera.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities found Athian’s body in a dumpster at an apartment complex in Cheyenne, in the 400 block of Desmet Drive, in February. The boy was last seen alive hours earlier, in the 500 block of Desmet Drive.

Stuffed animals and notes of condolences are seen attached to a fence Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, around a dumpster at a Cheyenne, Wyo., apartment complex where a 2-year-old boy was found dead. The toddler’s body was found in a dumpster several hours after he was reported missing Friday, Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

Although police recommended murder and child abuse charges against Lamb, the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office still hasn’t charged Lamb in connection with Athian’s death.

“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.”

Laramie County Coroner Rebecca Reid said it could now take up to six to eight to possibly determine the child’s cause of death.

“As of today, autopsy results for the two-year-old baby boy found deceased on February 19, 2021 have not been received and are still pending further investigation. It is normal protocol for a case to take six to eight weeks for findings in determining the cause and manner of death.

The Laramie County Coroner’s Office in conjunction with the contracted Forensic Pathologist determine the cause and manner of death on all cases.”

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[Feature Photo: Athian Rivera/Facebook]