Search of northern Colorado landfill for missing 13-month-old delayed again

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Rogers faces up to 20 years in prison. (Photo: Laramie County, Wyo., Sheriff's Office)

AULT, Colo. — The search of a northern Colorado landfill for a missing 13-month-old was delayed Monday, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Wyoming said.

Logan Rogers, 23, was arrested last week in connection with the death of the boy, whose body is believed to be in a Weld County landfill. Rogers is the boy’s mother’s boyfriend.

He was expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of manslaughter and reckless child endangering, but it was delayed until this week.

Investigators were going to begin searching the landfill off Weld County Road 25 near Ault on Friday morning but it was pushed back to Monday at sunrise.

But it was delayed again after the sheriff’s department said Rogers led officials “on a goose chase this weekend.”

Two other locations were searched with dogs but nothing turned up. The search of the landfill will probably start Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s department said.

The sheriff’s department said in an earlier news release that the child was reported missing after his grandfather learned from the mother that she had not seen the boy since Oct. 22.

Deputies went to a home where the mother’s boyfriend had given the child to a man to take the boy fishing.

Authorities believe the boy’s body was dumped in a trash bin at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne and the contents of that trash bin were taken to the landfill near Ault.

It’s not known how deputies learned the body was left at the community college.

Rogers was arrested on Thursday, sheriff’s Capt. Linda Gesell said.