CPD: Foul play suspected in death of 2-year old child; no suspect named - Cheyenne, WY Cap City News
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CPD: Foul play suspected in death of 2-year old child; no suspect named

(Left)Athian Rivera, age 2 (courtesy of the Cheyenne Police Department); (Right)Cheyenne Police Department Public Information Officer Alexandra Farkas addresses a media conference on Feb. 19, 2021.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Cheyenne Police Department confirmed to Cap City News this evening that foul play is suspected in the death of 2-year old Athian Rivera.

CPD spokesperson, Alexandra Farkas told Cap City News that they could not officially tie any recent arrests made to the investigation. However, she was able to say Rivera’s death appeared to be caused by “Foul Play.”

On February 19, 2021, authorities went on social media to ask for the public’s help in locating Rivera who was reported was missing from the 500 block of Desmet Drive at around noon.

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Later, on the 19th, during a live press briefing at Cheyenne’s Public Safety Center, hosted by the Cheyenne PD, officials confirmed that Athian Rivera had been found deceased in a dumpster.

Anyone with information please contact the Cheyenne Police dispatch center at 307-637-6525.