Sunday, June 16, 2013

Levon Wameling: Father Gets Lawyer

The father did not report the child missing for days until pressed by family, a la Casey Anthony.  His story is about as credible as Justin DiPietro's or Deborah Bradley's.  An investigative blogger may have caught a connection between the father and a dead child from years ago...
Mother is fresh out of rehab and the neighbors know these people well...
stay tuned...


Mother pleads for help finding her baby, missing for TWO WEEKS as his father didn't report it to police

  • Levon, 9 months old, was last seen by his father Jevon Wameling in May
  • Jevon had custody while Levon's mother Amy Warney was in drug rehab
  • Jevon waited two weeks to tell someone his son was missing
  • Six agencies have been searching for signs of Levon for three days

A mother pleaded for help finding her 9-month-old baby who has been missing over two weeks as his father failed to report him missing.
Amy Warney called for the public's assistance in locating her son Levon Wameling, who was last seen May 29 by his father in Utica, N.Y. Though police say Levon's father is still not being treated as a suspect, Jevon Wameling, 27, waited nearly two weeks to report his son missing, according to the The Utica Observer-Dispatch.

'I would like to ask anybody that's out there if you know where he is, or if he's alive or dead, just please call the Utica police Station so I can just put him to rest,' Warney said through tears at a news conference Thursday. 'Just please, don't be scared. Just if you know anything, just please contact somebody.'
Missing: Police in Utica, N.Y., are searching for missing 9-month-old Levon Wameling
Missing: Police in Utica, N.Y., are searching for missing 9-month-old Levon Wameling
Grief: Amy Warney, left, asked the public to help find her baby, right, 'dead or alive'
Grief: Amy Warney, left, asked the public to help find her baby, right, 'dead or alive'
Delayed: Levon Wameling was reported missing by his grandparents on Tuesday, two weeks after anyone last saw him
Delayed: Levon Wameling was reported missing by his grandparents on Tuesday, two weeks after anyone last saw him
Delayed: Levon Wameling was reported missing by his grandparents on Tuesday, two weeks after anyone last saw him
Levon's grandparents reported him missing Tuesday to the Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, who immediately notified police, according to WKTV. After his son was reported missing, Wameling told police Levon disappeared two weeks earlier when Wameling left the baby unattended on the front porch wearing nothing but a diaper. Wameling said he left the baby alone while was trying to get back into his home after locking himself.
 
Police said Wameling came forward only after Levon's mother asked where her child was.
'Here’s the thing, we have a problem with what he says,' Utica Chief Mark Williams said at a news conference Thursday. 'Here’s a guy that waited two weeks to come forward. He doesn’t bring it forward to the police, but brings it forward to his parents. Instead he goes to an attorney's office. I think actions speak louder than words.'
On Friday, a state police helicopter hovered over the neighborhood where Levon was last seen, according to WKTV. State police K-9 units continued to search the neighborhood, walked to sniff streets and other wooded areas, but the dogs' efforts were hampered by bad weather, The Observer-Dispatch reported.
Happy: Jevon Wameling, seen here with his son Levon, was the last person to see him before the baby went missing in May
Happy: Jevon Wameling, seen here with his son Levon, was the last person to see him before the baby went missing in May
In addition to state and local authorities, the FBI, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office have assisted in the search effort.
Williams told CNN that the father's delay is only making it harder for them to find the child. 
'When you have a missing child, there's all these difficult cases,' he said. 'But when you're two weeks behind, it's nearly impossible.'
Despite the father's 'suspicious' behavior, authorities' focus has been to find Levon.
'We obviously have very grave concerns about the child. First and foremost, is where this child?' Utica Police Sgt. Steve Hauck told YNN. 'We need to know what happened. Wherever the evidence leads us is where we're going to go. If we find a crime was committed, then we're going to take appropriate steps to bring that person to justice. But right now, our biggest concern is finding this child.'
Though he is not a suspect, police said they are are treating Wameling as a 'person of interest'.
'The last we left it with the father he asked for an attorney and no longer wanted to speak with us,' Williams told CNN Friday.
Manhunt: Along with the public's help, investigators with six agencies have contributed to the search for Levon Wameling
Manhunt: Along with the public's help, investigators with six agencies have contributed to the search for Levon Wameling
Tragedy: Amy Warney was in drug rehab while her baby was staying with his father
Tragedy: Amy Warney was in drug rehab while her baby was staying with his father
Tragedy: Amy Warney, seen with Levon right, was in drug rehab while her baby was staying with his father
Levon was staying with his father while Warney was at a drug rehabilitation facility, police said Friday.
'As far as she knew, the child was being cared for by Jevon and was doing fine,' Hauck told The Observer-Dispatch
Levon's father has a criminal history. 
Wameling was charged with resisting arrest, escaping police custody and harassment in May 2010 after being arrested for allegedly possessing metal knuckles, according to WKTV. In 2009, he was convicted of marijuana possession. Neighbors told the station the cops were called to Wameling's home on a 'weekly basis' because of screaming.
Search: K-9 units and helicopters have been used to try to find Levon Wameling
Search: K-9 units and helicopters have been used to try to find Levon Wameling
Police are asking residents in the neighborhood where Levon went missing to search their backyards. 
'I think that, more than anything, it’s a starting point,' Hauck told The Observer-Dispatch. 'It makes no sense to start out broad and make the search smaller. It makes the most sense to start small and go bigger.'
Police say that they have a lot of leads.
Levon has brown eyes, black hair and he is bi-racial, according to his missing poster from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Anyone with any information is asked to call Utica Police at 315-735-3301.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

My God. Just look at those eyes! Granted, newborns' eyes aren't general focused for sometime; however, this poor baby appears to have been born a drug baby.

Both of these parents need to be taken out and shot between the eyes and left for dead. Observer

sidewalk said...


Prison numbers tattooed on her neck?

Affordable death's head ring for him?

Yeah, sterilize both of them, unfit, unfit, unfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

Angry, sad and frustrated to hear the same story repeatedly.

Was there any history here of CPS referrals. If there is a history of drug use I would expect that to be possible.

This father doesn't even have a good story. When are people going to be held accountable for custody of a child. I swear sometimes it feels like someone could get in more trouble if they lost a dog. I still say if you had a car in your care and lost it you would be held more accountable than for a child.

I started so many sentences, I am having trouble articulating my utter disgust and feelings of shame at the acceptance of the legal system and society of the loss of these helpless children.

I feel I should do something to help, I feel a sense of shame that I am not doing more, I just don't know what to do.

All I can do is be aware in my own neighborhood and report abuse if I see it. As I work in a setting that reports abuse if seen, I know how hard it is to even do that. Some of the scariest situations I have seen, nothing has happened yet, (it is hard to call CPS and say, these parents are acting suspicious, but they haven't done anything yet)but many involve issues like this story, drugs.

I am getting ready to hear another story from a lawyer supported killer. Preparing myself for more tax money spent on trials, lawyers, counseling ect for a killer. All this money could be spent on children.

The whole legal system is in such hopeless chaos.

I support any law that has a strong penalty for not reporting a child missing immediately.

I also think we are to the point of having to show a chain of custody for children, such as you have to have personal information of anyone you leave your child with or face jail time if you cannot show where your child has been. Most of us would never leave our children with anyone we didn't know and have personal knowledge of.
Just sick of the same excuses for not having their child with them and then we find the child is dead.

Anne said...

I noticed a blogger had stated the tattoo on the moms neck was a prison number, is that for sure?

BostonLady said...

Once again, another baby lost to drugs and greed. So unfair. The baby never had a chance.

Peter Hyatt said...

yes, Boston Lady...

yet, another.

I hope you are well.

Peter

Hobnob said...

I wonder if they will recheck the death of the earlier baby now that another one he had care of has 'gone missing'

I will not be surprised if he murdered both babies.

Once you have killed one person, you have broken the taboo, subsequent deaths get easier to deal with psychologically.

He got away with it once, he clearly thought he would get away with it again.
I wonder if this was his first attempt and was successful or if he has made previous attempts which were thwarted.
Is there a history of 'accidents' or frequent hospital visits for unexplained injuries or problems?

Anonymous said...

It's the date of birth of her other son.

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is look at these people's face books. Do not deserve babies!

Anonymous said...

Once you have killed one person, you have broken the taboo, subsequent deaths get easier to deal with psychologically....Really?

dadgum said...

anon 5:06
Was she afraid she would forget his birth date? Maybe she ought to have had it in reverse so she could read it in the mirror..

Gotta love neck tattoos..such a great decision..

Anonymous said...

She looks like a Mum who loves her child. Do you all know how she grew up? What her life has been like? At least she was in rehab getting help. So many judgemental people in the world.

Lucy said...

I am so glad you are paying attention to this case. It has been frustrating beyond words that so many other children are getting intense national coverage, and this poor little boy has been all but ignored. Is he not as photogenic as Caylee Anthony? Does he not yank the heartstrings?

Sadly, I don't think anyone believes this little guy is still alive. And I don't think LE needs to look much farther than the last parent to see him to find the answer as to why. I just hope this investigation doesn't follow the same path as Ayla's. Levon needs justice. His mother, despite her flaws and failings, deserves answers.

Lucy said...

Judging from the pictures and videos, this child does not look at all to be Jevon's biological child. Under normal circumstances this wouldn't matter in the slightest, because fatherhood is about so much more than sperm donation. But since Levon is missing and Jevon, his "father," didn't see the need to tell anyone about it, I would wonder if Jevon was upset by the obvious lack of a biological connection, and got rid of some other guy's kid.

Anonymous said...

I am going to sound critical and that is because I am in this situation. Looking at the pictures on her fb, those kids were neglected, all of them. She speaks of them being super smart, which I learned here is a sign of neglect. Her house and Grandma's house appear filthy. The beds have no sheets on them, enough drawing on the wall to indicate unsupervised kids. The entire situation pis*es me off because it happens all of the time and these precious babies pay the price.

Anonymous said...

This baby appears to have something wrong with his eyes. Wonder if it's a tumor or something? Wonder if he cried alot?

Two weeks is too long to wait to report him missing.

Screaming, drugs, neck tats...doesn't sound good.

Anonymous said...

Not true he son was only 9 months and the tattoo says " '09" this happened within the last month... could be another family member tho..

Anonymous said...

It's her other son, not Levon, she has 3 children.

Anonymous said...

The baby looks 100% Caucasian.

Anonymous said...

From what I read the alleged father would just like to put this baby to rest. :(

Anonymous said...

One of the pics looks like the baby is holding a nebulizer. (used for treating breathing problems, athsma etc...)

Anonymous said...

Will the real baby daddy please stand up?

Anonymous said...

In one picture it looks like Levon is wearing a necklace? Is it made of candy? An edible necklace?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

In one picture it looks like Levon is wearing a necklace? Is it made of candy? An edible necklace?

June 17, 2013 at 4:54 PM

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It looks like it could be an amber teething necklace, but I'm not sure.

Anonymous said...

Please help find Ayla

"Levon Wameling: Father Gets Lawyer"
Paternal Grandmother gets Levon's father a lawyer...

Anonymous said...

Reading this story and following it through the media and internet, it is obvious to me that both of these parents are losers.

At best the mother is a addict, who brought several children into this world, who without a doubt have been victimize by their mother's addiction.

The father at best is a loser. How could you go two weeks without reporting your child missing? He claimed that he didn't want to tip off the kidnappers and that he didn't want the police to focus their attention on him...guess it never occurred to him that finding his child should be the priority.

So this poor child who was kidnapped (if we are to believe the father's story...which i don't) had no one looking for him outside of his father....who IMO, couldn't find snow in a blizzard.

To the fool who asked if "Do you all know how she grew up? and What her life has been like?, referring to the mother. I DON'T CARE...all I care about is the missing child. Get a clue.



Anonymous said...

Absolutely, I heard the Same words. Interestimg. These ppl don't think before they speak or act sometimes. Using yr missing child's name in past tense, their scenario are so broken and ambiguous. He was a beautiful child. I don't know enough abt his previous child or if there was a conflict over paternity. Jevon may be biracial as well. I do know with all my heart that we will all have our judgement day. Despite the clues he may not be alive, I do pray he is. I do feel for the mother, she was trying to get help to return to this travesty.