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Levon Wameling's Community Reacts To Police Discovering An Infant's Body

Levon Wameling was last seen on the porch of his Jay Street home in East Utica. Eyewitness News visits with Jay Street residents and they say today's discovery of an infant's remains has sent shock-waves throughout their entire community.
The remains of an infant discovered this morning are in the process of being examined by coroners. The body will now be tested to see if it is infant Levon Wameling, who went missing May 29.

Levon was last seen on the porch of his Jay Street home in East Utica. Eyewitness News visits with Jay Street residents and they say today's discovery has sent shock-waves throughout their entire community.

"I'm a little jittery and I gotta make sure I keep a good eye on my son," says Raheema Davis, Jay Street resident.

Davis is a Jay Street resident and a mother. After learning the police discovered an infant's remains, she says she can't help but think 'What If?'

"He (Levon) just turned 1 and my baby, he just turned 1 on June 8, they're around the same age. I just can never imagine that happening to my son," says Davis.

And Davis is not alone. Walking down Jay Street today, parents hold their children close.

"I have children and just thinking about that brought tears to my eyes that someone would do that to a child," says Ervina Covic, Jay Street resident.

"I got children myself; there's a child in every one of these houses on this street," says Edward Donlon, Jay Street resident.

As we've reported, police have not confirmed the infant remains are Levon's, but residents like Donlon are convinced police have found the missing boy.

"Put 2 and 2 together, it has to be the baby. This is better than seeing him missing forever," says Donlon.

And while residents mourn for the family, they say Levon's disappearance will have a lasting impact on their East Utica community.

"Everybody in the community is involved in this search," says Donlon.

"I don't know if I wanna stay here or if I wanna move," says Davis.

"This is right across from my house so my children are gonna see this, ask what's going on, it does not feel good," says Covic.

It's been an emotional day for a lot of people. We did also speak with Levon's mother, Amy Warney. She did not want to talk on camera but she's very distraught as you might imagine.
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