Wyatt Lamb, 27, was taken into custody after the disappearance of Athian Rivera triggered a search Friday. Kassy Orona, 25, has identified herself on Facebook as the toddler’s mother and Lamb as her boyfriend.
Police said Tuesday they arrested Lamb on unrelated charges soon after the boy was found Friday. A police statement said investigators have recommended murder and aggravated child abuse charges against him.
Lamb remained jailed Tuesday and unavailable for comment. His attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment.