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Search For Infant's Remains In Landfill Called Off

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Laramie County Sheriff's Department has called off the search for the remains of a missing 13-month-old Cheyenne boy at a northern Colorado landfill.

Laramie County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Capt. Linda Gesell says the search for Silas Ojeda ended Thursday after authorities could not find the boy's body at the landfill near Ault, Colorado.

Silas Anthony Ojeda
Silas Anthony Ojeda (credit: Laramie County)

Gesell says portions of car seats similar to Silas' as well as blankets that appeared to have some sort of biological stains on them will be sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab.

Twenty-three-year-old Logan Hunter Rogers of Cheyenne is charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering with a controlled substance in Silas' death.

Logan Hunter Rogers
Logan Hunter Rogers (credit: Laramie County)

Laramie County District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg says sheriff's deputies briefly arrested Silas' mother last week but says she was released after his office determined not to file charges against her.

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