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Levon Wameling Missing: Police searching for missing baby discover remains of an infant in upstate NY river

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(CBS) UTICA, N.Y. - Police searching for 9-month-old Levon Wameling, missing since May, have discovered what appear to be an infant's remains submerged in the Mohawk River in North Utica, N.Y., reports the Utica Observer-Dispatch.

The discovery came after the Thursday arrest of the baby's father, Jevon Wameling, on unrelated burglary charges, reports the paper.

The boy would have turned one Aug. 31.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine whether the remains are those of baby Levon. During a news conference outside the Utica police station, Chief Mark Williams said he wasn't sure whether charges would be filed in connection with the child's death, reports the paper.

Jevon Wameling, 27, remains jailed in Oneida County on charges that he entered a family member's home last month to steal jewelry and money. The elder Wameling reportedly waited two weeks to report to authorities that his son was missing. 

He told police the boy vanished after he was left briefly unattended on the front porch of his apartment, reports the paper.

Complete coverage of the Levon Wameling case on Crimesider

  • Erin Donaghue

    Erin Donaghue covers crime for CBSNews.com's Crimesider.

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