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Levon Wameling Update: Remains found in upstate N.Y. ID'd as those of missing infant

Lavon Wameling
CBS Albany
Levon Wameling
CBS Albany

(CBS/AP) UTICA, N.Y. - Police in central New York have identified the remains of an infant found in the Mohawk River as that of Levon Wameling, a 9-month-old who has been missing since June.

Police said Saturday DNA testing by the Onondaga County medical examiner's office confirmed the remains recovered Sept. 6 belong to Levon.

The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports the cause of death hasn't yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

On June 11, the boy's 27-year-old father told police he hadn't seen Levon since May 29.

Jevon Wameling told police then that Levon disappeared after he had to crawl into a window to unlock a door. He said that he had left the infant unattended briefly on the front porch.

Police have since conducted several searches across the area.

CBS affiliate WTVH reports Jevon Wameling has been named a person of interest in the case. He is currently in jail on unrelated burglary charges.

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