UTICA, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities will try to determine whether the remains of an infant found by state police divers in the Mohawk River belong to a boy missing since June.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that the body found in a container Friday will be tested by a medical examiner to see if it is 9-month-old Levon Wameling.
The baby's father, 27-year-old Jevon Wameling, reported his son's disappearance to Utica police on June 11, about two weeks after the boy disappeared after being left briefly unattended on the front porch of their Jay Street apartment.
Police say Wameling said by the time he got into the house and opened the front door, the baby was missing.
Police say he did not report the child missing until family members asked about the child.
Police have since conducted several searches across the area.
On Thursday, Jevon Wameling, was charged with second-degree burglary and was sent to Oneida County Jail.
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