Landfill search ends for missing Wyoming toddler Silas Ojeda

Posted at 8:03 AM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 20:49:10-05

WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- Wyoming authorities have called off the search for the remains of a missing 13-month-old Cheyenne boy at a Weld County landfill.

Laramie County sheriff's Capt. Linda Gesell said the search for Silas Ojeda ended after 10 days of searching.

Authorities believe the boy's body was left in a Dumpster near Larimer County Community College. Wyoming officials said the dumpster was taken to a landfill in Ault, Colorado.

Gesell said authorities weren't able to find the boy's body at the landfill. However, Gesell said portions three car seats and several blankets were found. The items are being sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab.

Logan Hunter Rogers, 23, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, is charged with manslaughter and child endangerment with a controlled substance in Silas' death.

Laramie County District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg says sheriff's deputies arrested Silas' mother, Rhianna Ojeda, last Thursday, but she was released after she refused to speak to detectives and requested an attorney.

Search details:

  • 659 front end loader buckets of refuse taken
  • 3,322,500 pounds of refuse taken
  • 408 people helped with the search
  • 1-3 hours of searching


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