Charges filed in the death of a Cheyenne two-year-old

Lamb is charged in Wyoming with multiple counts of child abuse and murder.
Lamb is charged in Wyoming with multiple counts of child abuse and murder.(Courtesy Photo)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 7:15 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE/Wyoming News Now) - Charges have been filed relating to the death of a 2-year-old Cheyenne boy.

On February 19, 2021 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Cheyenne Police Officers responded to a report of a missing 2-year-old child around the 500 block of Desmet Drive. Cheyenne Police Officers conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area and found the missing child deceased in a nearby dumpster.

On Monday, June 28, the Laramie County District Attorney’s office announced charges have been filed against Wyatt Dean Lamb.

The District Attorney for the First Judicial District, Leigh Anne Grant Manlove, issued the following statement, which reads in part:

“A prosecutor in Wyoming must follow a special rule of professional conduct, Rule 3.8. The rule permits me to make statements that are necessary to inform the public of the nature and extent of my actions and that serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose. In the case of the death of A.R., the two-year-old Cheyenne toddler whose body was found in a dumpster on February 19, 2021, I have filed charges against Wyatt Dean Lamb for multiple counts of child abuse and one count of felony murder,” Manlove said. “I commend the Cheyenne Police Department, the Laramie County Coroner, and the Wyoming State Crime Lab for their collective efforts in this case.”

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