Statement Analysis indicated the father for deception.
Baby remains found in upstate New York identified as those of 9-month-old Levon Wameling: cops
The grim findings were determined with DNA tests. Wameling had been missing since May, when his father Jevon Wameling, 27, says he left the baby unattended for a few minutes while he crawled through a window to get inside his home after locking himself out.
Baby Levon’s mother, Amy Warney, was at a drug rehab center when Levon disappeared.
DNA testing identified the baby boy who was found dead earlier this month in an upstate New York river as an infant who went missing in May at just nine months old.
The Utica Police Department released a statement Saturday saying the remains are those of Levon Wameling.
Father Jevon Wameling says the baby disappeared after he left him unattended briefly.
"The Utica Police continue to investigate this case, with the hope that the truth will be learned and the person(s) responsible are held accountable," the statement reads.
The child's father, Jevon Wameling, 27, says that his boy vanished May 19 after he left him unattended on the front deck of his apartment in Utica so he could crawl through a window after locking himself outside, CNN reported.
This Facebook photo reportedly shows Jevon playing with baby Levon.
He claims that by the time he opened the front door, the child was gone. But Wameling attracted suspicion because he waited until June 11 to report his son's disappearance.
"We have a problem with what he says," Utica Police Chief Mark Williams said at the time. "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."
Levon Wameling was missing since May before the grim discovery of his remains.
"Just please call the Utica police so I can put him to rest. Just please don't be scared if you know anything. Just please contact somebody," she cried.
Levon was found in a container in the Mohawk River on September 6, CNN reported.
The cause of death has not been determined and the incident is still under investigation, authorities said.
The police department took to Facebook to reassure Levon's family and concerned civilians that they are working actively to get to the bottom of this case.
"On Behalf of Chief Mark Williams and all the members of the Utica Police Department we offer our sincere condolences to the family members of baby Levon Wameling. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy and sorrow. We are working diligently to bring you justice."