Wyatt Dean Lamb Bio/Wiki
On Tuesday, June 29, news outlets reported that a Wyoming man named Wyatt Dean Lamb was suspected of brutally murdering his girlfriend’s 2-year-old kid and discarding his body in the garbage after allegedly setting fire to it with a blowtorch.
The accusations against Wyatt Dean Lamb were revealed late Monday by the Laramie County District Attorney’s office, four months after 2-year-old Athian Rivera’s body was discovered wrapped in a sheet and packed in rubbish bags in a Cheyenne dumpster.
He is around 35-40 years old.
Kill 2-Year-Old Boy Full Details
Lamb lives in the Wyoming city of Cheyenne. According to Wyoming News, he informed police that he lived with a roommate on the 2500 block of Deming Drive, however, police discovered that while he had previously resided in the Deming Drive apartment, he had moved out about August 2020.
Kassandra Orona, Rivera’s mother, had a boyfriend named Lamb. Orona claimed to share an apartment with Athian and her two other small children, and that Lamb had moved in with them in August 2020.
The Cheyenne Police Department’s nine-page probable cause document describes Rivera’s dying moments in great detail. Athian’s mother reported her kid missing about 1 p.m. on February 19, according to the lawsuit.
Orona and her children lived in an apartment building where the child’s body was discovered in a dumpster. According to the Daily Beast, his corpse was warm. According to DNA testing and fingerprints, Lamb appeared to have tied knots on the trash bags Athian was discovered in.
According to an autopsy, the infant died between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on that day, when Lamb was clearly trying to keep Orona from seeing her son, as she later informed the police. She had entrusted her children to Lamb after working the night shift.
The cause of Athian’s death is unknown, although an autopsy report from the Laramie County medical examiner described the toddler as having “scattered blunt force injuries over much of the body,” as well as contusions and abrasion.
The burn wounds on his genital area and upper legs were compatible with a blowtorch found in the couple’s apartment, according to investigators.
Arrested And Charges
Lamb has been incarcerated since February when he was arrested for violating the terms of his bond in a separate case.
He was reportedly forbidden from being near Orona or being within one block of her home after being charged with felony strangulation of a family member, misdemeanor property destruction, and interfering with a peace officer during an incident involving Orona. In that instance, he is currently awaiting trial.
When numerous people searched the building for the boy, Lamb, who was the one who first reported the boy missing to Orona, was stated to be acting “weird,” according to the affidavit. The boy’s absence did not make one witness “worried or flustered,” according to the police.
Lamb is currently being held on a $1 million bond in the Laramie County jail, and if convicted of the first-degree murder charge, he could face the death penalty. In addition to the murder charge, he faces ten counts of child abuse.