(WKTV) - Utica police said in a press conference Friday afternoon that the remains of an infant were found in a container in the Mohawk River. No positive identification has been made.
Police began a search off Leland Avenue in North Utica for missing baby Levon Wameling on Friday morning. A large contingent made up of Utica police, New York State Police and a member of the district attorney's office were part of the search along the Mohawk River.
Seven state police divers also assisted and entered the water around 9 a.m. Friday. The remains were found a few hours later.
Utica police said they had received credible information from New York State Police on a possible location in the Mohawk River.
New York State Police also announced they arrested the baby's father, Jevon T. Wameling, on Thursday on a charge of one count of burglary in the second degree in connection with an incident in Oriskany in August. He was sent to Oneida County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.
The Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office will make a positive identification on the remains that were found.
Levon was last seen on May 29 wearing a diaper on the porch of the Jay Street apartment belonging to his father, Jevon Wameling. The baby was reported missing two weeks later.