Homicide

Defendant due in court in disappearance of Wyoming boy

  • FILE - This undated family file photo shows Silas Anthony Ojeda of Cheyenne, Wyo. Police say Logan Hunter Rogers, accused of manslaughter in the death of the missing 13-month-old boy, exposed him to methamphetamine before the boy died. A criminal complaint released Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, charges Rogers, 23, of Cheyenne, with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering with a controlled substance enhancement in the death of Ojeda. Wyoming authorities plan to start searching a landfill for Ojeda's body on Tuesday. (Richard Ojeda via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated family file photo shows Silas Anthony Ojeda of Cheyenne, Wyo. Police say Logan Hunter Rogers, accused of manslaughter in the death of the missing 13-month-old boy, exposed him to methamphetamine before the boy died. A criminal complaint released Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, charges Rogers, 23, of Cheyenne, with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering with a controlled substance enhancement in the death of Ojeda. Wyoming authorities plan to start searching a landfill for Ojeda's body on Tuesday. (Richard Ojeda via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Laramie County, Wyo., Sheriff's Office shows Logan Hunter Rogers. The Wyoming man accused of manslaughter in the death of a missing 13-month-old boy allowed him to be exposed to methamphetamine before the boy died, prosecutors charge. A criminal complaint released Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, charges Rogers with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering with a controlled substance in the death of Silas Anthony Ojeda, of Cheyenne, Wyo. (Laramie County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Laramie County, Wyo., Sheriff's Office shows Logan Hunter Rogers. The Wyoming man accused of manslaughter in the death of a missing 13-month-old boy allowed him to be exposed to methamphetamine before the boy died, prosecutors charge. A criminal complaint released Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, charges Rogers with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering with a controlled substance in the death of Silas Anthony Ojeda, of Cheyenne, Wyo. (Laramie County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Wyoming man is due to make a preliminary appearance in court Monday in connection with the disappearance last week of a 13-month-old boy.

Logan Hunter Rogers of Cheyenne was jailed on charges of manslaughter and reckless child endangerment.

Wyoming authorities on Friday announced the charges against Rogers in the death of Silas Anthony Ojeda of Cheyenne.

Capt. Linda Gesell of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office said last week that authorities intended to search for Ojeda's body Monday in a landfill in Ault, Colorado. An attempt to reach Gesell on Monday wasn't immediately successful.

Investigators interviewed an unidentified person at the boy's home last week who confirmed the boy was dead and that his body had been dumped into a trash container. Trash from the container is taken to Colorado.