Crews end search for missing 13-month-old in northern Colorado landfill; mother arrested

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The toddler's mother was arrested and released.

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The search for the body of a missing 13-month-old boy in a northern Colorado landfill ended Monday after authorities came up empty in their search.

Authorities also said they arrested the child’s mother, Rhianna Ojeda, on Thursday. She refused to speak with detectives and was released over the weekend.

Crews began searching the landfill near Ault after authorities believed the body of Silas Ojeda was dumped in a trash bin at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo., and the contents of that trash bin were taken to the landfill.

Authorities began their search of the landfill on Nov. 1 and found no evidence of the missing boy. The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Wyoming said more than 3.3 million pounds of refuse were searched by more than 400 people.

Ojeda was reported missing after his grandfather learned from the mother that she had not seen the boy since Oct. 22.

The mother’s boyfriend, Logan Rogers, 23, was arrested Oct. 28 in connection with the death of the boy.

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Wyoming said the case remains under investigation.

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