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New search in pond for missing Wyoming boy previously thought in landfill

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 15:02:31-05

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Divers have exhausted their search of a pond on a community college campus in Cheyenne for the remains of a missing 13-month-old boy.

Laramie County Sheriff's Lt. Don Hollingshead says three volunteer divers searched the pond Wednesday. The pond on the Laramie County Community College campus is about 1 acre in size and 10 to 30 feet deep.

Detectives are using earth-moving equipment to search a nearby manure pile.

They're looking for the body of Silas Ojeda.

Authorities earlier had searched a landfill near Ault, Colorado.

Hollingshead says the new search was undertaken after detectives received new information. He declined to provide specifics.

Twenty-three-year-old Logan Hunter Rogers of Cheyenne, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment with a controlled substance in Silas' death.

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