Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Weekend of searching for Baby Levon ends with no signs of child


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Police say they spent the weekend continuing their search for nine-month-old Levon Wameling, with still no signs of the baby.

There were no signs of heavy police presence in East Utica, but police say they assess the situation on a daily basis.

Friday, helicopters and search dogs were used.

According to police, Levon disappeared a little more than two weeks ago, but was never reported by the boy's father, Jevon Wameling.

Police say they were only notified of the missing child this past week after the baby's grandparents confronted Jevon about the child's whereabouts. The grandparents then went to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office.

Utica Police say Jevon Wameling told them that the baby was last seen on the front porch wearing nothing but a diaper. Jevon claims that he had gotten locked out of his Jay Street residence and went around the back of the house to get in, leaving baby Levon on the front porch.

Jevon told police when he returned to the front porch, the baby was gone. The baby's mother was in rehab prior to the boy's disappearance, but has come out publicly since the disappearance saying she suspects there is more that Jevon is not telling police.

Since his initial questioning by police, Jevon Wameling has asked for an attorney and has stopped communicating with police. That has made things increasingly difficult for law enforcement as they continue to search for baby Levon.

On Saturday night, Jay Street did not appear to have the strong police presence it had seen over the past several days. However, Utica Police say they are continuing to search for the baby, but were not at liberty to specify the locations they are currently searching.

That was in stark contrast to Friday, when helicopters were brought in to join law enforcement ground crews and search dogs in the Jay Street area.

If you have any information on missing Levon Wameling, you are asked to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.