The Laramie County Sheriff's Department is searching for the body of a 1-year-old boy who they say was dumped in a trash bin at Laramie County Community College.

Department spokeswoman Captain Linda Gesell says the boy's grandfather reported him missing yesterday (Wednesday) after learning that the boy's mom hadn't seen him since Saturday.

Gesell says deputies were told that the boy's mother's boyfriend gave the child to a man named Santiago on Sunday so he could take the boy fishing, but neither the boy's mother nor her boyfriend knew Santiago's last name or where he lived.

Detectives believe the child's body was hauled to a landfill in Ault, Colorado and are in the process of making arrangements to search the landfill.

The case remains under investigation.

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