Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Mother of missing baby: "I just want him home"
By JOLEEN FERRIS


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Young mother Amy Warney's nine-month-old son, Levon Wameling, is missing. Nothing is right in her world.

"It's been hell, I just, I want him home. That's all I want is him home," says Warney.

Warney's estranged boyfriend and the baby's father, Jevon Wameling, told Utica Police on Tuesday that the child had gone missing two weeks prior.

The elder Wameling told officers the child was on the front porch of his apartment at 748 Jay Street in east Utica when he locked them out of the house. He claims the child disappeared while he was trying to get back into the house.

The fact that Wameling waited two weeks to report his baby son missing doesn't add up for many who anxiously hope for the child's safe return.

"I don't want to assume the worst, but I think he did something to him and I think he's hiding his body," says Warney.

Utica Police, New York State Police, the FBI, U.S. Marshal's Service and two investigators from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children headquarters in Virginia are all in Utica, looking for nine-month-old Levon Wameling.

On Thursday, the search was concentrated around Jay Street, with State Police dogs taking part.

The child's mother says she spoke with Jevon Wameling on Wednesday night, and came away from that conversation without much optimism.

"Talked to him last night and he told me that he was scared to tell the police. That he didn't want people to think that he did something to him. But why would you wait two weeks so people think, you know, it just, it doesn't make sense," says Warney.

Oneida County prosecutors say someone, somewhere, knows what happened to nine-month-old Levon Wameling. The baby's mother made a tearful appeal to that person.

"Just if anyone knows where he is, just come out clean. No mother should deserve to go through this I just buried my niece, I don't want to bury my son," says Warney.