Missing 3-month-old Janna Rivera’s mother files protective order against father

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Janna Rivera

INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2015) – Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office served a protection order against the father of a missing 3-month-old baby, who was reported missing Friday.

According to the sheriff’s department, the protective order was filed by the baby’s mother on Monday.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police continued their search for 3-month-old Janna Rivera Monday at an “undisclosed location.” The search location was based on leads generated over the weekend, although police would not provide more details about the area at the center of the search. Police had been out since early Monday morning.

Police believe baby Janna is dead.  Her disappearance set off a large search Friday. Over the weekend, crews combed through trash at South Side Landfill Incorporated on Kentucky Avenue for clues in the case. They eventually suspended the search at that location.

Monday’s searched turned up nothing of evidentiary value, according to IMPD. The effort involved IMPD’s Missing Persons and Homicide units as well as agents from the FBI Indianapolis Field Office and FBI Evidence Recovery Team. Police continue to follow leads in the case and will consult with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office as the case develops.

The baby’s father continues to be the only person of interest in the case.  CBS4Indy spoke with him Monday afternoon as he exited his house. He said baby Janna died Thursday from SIDS. Police said they cannot determine an official cause of death without the baby’s body.

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