An Alamosa man is charged with murder in connection with the death of his 16-month-old son.
Rio Grande County prosecutors charged 33-year-old Michael Jim Medina Monday with first-degree murder in the death of Degan Medina.
Authorities found the toddler's body May 21st in Monte Vista. Passers-by reported seeing a man trying to hide a baby near sewage lagoons.
An autopsy was conducted in Colorado Springs to determine the cause of death, but results haven't been released.
Medina is to be advised of the charges against him July 19th.
Sheriff Brian Norton says a gag order requested by the public defender's office bars him from discussing the case or the suspect.
Medina is also suspected in the 1996 disappearance of Kimberly Greene of Aurora.