Baby Levon's father "extremely irritated" by UPD decision to stop search
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The father of a missing infant speaks out after police decide to call off the search. Nine-month-old Levon Wameling went missing from the front porch of 748 jay street on May 29. His father Jevon Wameling and grandparents didn't report the infant missing until two weeks later. Since then, intensive, daily searches of the neighborhood with dogs and helicopters turned up nothing. Utica Police decided to call off the search Friday. "I'm extremely irritated with the whole thing," Wameling said. "They stop every day at 6 p.m. and now they've stopped the search. I'm going to need a lot of help to get it going again. I don't understand why it needs to stop." Utica Police Public Information Officer, sergeant Steve Hauck said: "For 9 days we searched with helicopters, dogs and dozens of people. every day for 9 days, and we're convinced there's nothing there that's going to lead us to this child. At this point, any future searches are going to be based upon evidence developed thru the investigation. "