SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The father of a 2-year-old boy who froze to death in a Utah forest passed a lie-detector test in which he denied intentionally leaving the toddler to die, investigators said.
Paul Wayment left his son, Gage, alone in his pickup Oct. 26 while he scouted a private hunting area in northeastern Utah. When Wayment returned to his truck 40 minutes to an hour later, his son had vanished, he said.
Gage's body was found Oct. 31 under 2 to 4 inches of snow.
During the polygraph, Wayment denied doing anything to cause the death of the boy. The test indicated Wayment was truthful.
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