In February of 1988, a couple walking in Cheyenne, Wyoming came across a deceased infant in a culvert near Happy Jack Road and McKinney Drive. They immediately notified law enforcement and an investigation began. Investigators reported that the the baby boy was 6.5 lbs at the time of discovery and was described as Caucasian with brown hair, and blue eyes. The baby was found wrapped in a blanket. An autopsy revealed that the child had air in his lungs and stomach, indicating the child had been born alive. Ruling the death a homicide, law enforcement investigators thoroughly pursued all available leads hoping to identify the infant or his family. Detectives canvassed regional hospitals, schools and the Air Force Base, but 30 years later, the case remains unsolved.
In 2021, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Othram to use Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing® and forensic genealogy to produce new leads in the case. If anyone has information that could aid this investigation, they are encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Curtis Burch at the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office at 307-633-4763. A DNASolves fund has been created to cover the costs of testing and research for this case. The police agency case number is LCSO 88-691 and the case is logged in NamUs as #UP10781.