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Father of Levon Wameling appears in court on burglary charge

The father of a Utica infant, not seen since May, whose remains may have been located in the Mohawk River appeared in court on unrelated burglary charges on Tuesday.
Floyd (WSYR-TV) – The father of a Utica infant, not seen since May, whose remains may have been located in the Mohawk River appeared in court on unrelated burglary charges on Tuesday.

Jevon Wameling was arrested last Thursday by New York State Police on charges that he burglarized a residence in Oriskany.

Shortly afterward, State Police tipped Utica Police to a location in the Mohawk River that they thought could be connected to the investigation into the disappearance of Levon Wameling. Authorities will not release were the information originated.

A dive team later discovered the remains of an infant in the river near a previous search site on Leland Avenue.

On Tuesday, Wameling waived his right to a felony hearing regarding the burglary charge in Town of Floyd Court.

He was taken back to Oneida County jail where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

The Onondaga County Medical Examiner is conducting tests to confirm the identity of the infant found in the river.

However, Utica Police have indicated that they believe the remains are those of Levon Wameling.

The Oneida County District Attorney’s office has declined to comment on either case. An assistant DA was at the court proceedings Tuesday as was a court-appointed attorney for Wameling, neither of whom would comment.

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