INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department believes an infant who’s been missing since Friday is dead.
Investigators continued their search Sunday morning at a landfill where 3-month-old Janna Rivera may have ended up after she was put into a dumpster on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the police department Richard Riddle said, “At this point we’re three days out from the baby’s disappearance. Based upon that, we do not believe that baby Janna is still alive.”
Riddle said her biological father has cooperated with the department and has led police to believe the body was put into the dumpster. He expects investigators to continue searching the landfill for hours.
“However long it takes, we’ll be out there today,” Riddle said.
Investigators spent most of the weekend combing through a specific section of the landfill where garbage from the northeast side of town is dumped, which is from the same area of town where the infant was last seen. After the baby was first reported missing Friday, officers spent eight hours searching a 5-mile radius near the infant’s home on the 4100 block of Candy Apple Boulevard.
IMPD said it is pursuing any and all leads because time is critical.