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Landfill Searched For Body Of 13-Month-Old

AULT, Colo. (CBS4)- Crews searched a landfill in Northern Colorado for the body of a 13-month-old boy on Thursday. The child was reported missing from Laramie County, Wyo.

According to the Laramie County Sheriff's Department, the child went missing on Saturday from a home in the 1500 block of Hellwig Road in Cheyenne.

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Copter4 flew over the landfill in Ault (credit: CBS)

The grandfather of the missing child apparently called 911 to report the child missing when he learned from the child's mother that the boy had not been seen since Saturday.

Authorities told the CBS affiliate in Cheyenne that the mother's boyfriend gave the child to to a male named Santiago on Sunday so that he could take the child fishing. Neither the mother nor the mother's boyfriend knew Santiago's last name or where he lived.

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Laramie Community College in Wyoming (credit: CBS)

As the investigation continued, detectives learned that the child was found dead in the home and his body was dumped in a trash bin at the Laramie County Community College.

The trash bin was picked up by sanitation crews and authorities made arrangements to search the landfill in Ault, located north of Greeley.

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Laramie Community College (credit: CBS)

The identity of the child has not been released.

Investigators told CBS4 that the suspect is known to the family.

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Copter4 flew over the landfill in Ault (credit: CBS)

Weld County confirmed that crews with the sheriff's office were at the landfill in Ault on Thursday and said the recovery mission would continue on Friday.

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