(CNN) — Authorities confirmed the remains found in an upstate New York river were of a baby boy reported missing from Utica in June, police said Saturday.
Extensive DNA testing, performed at the Onondaga County medical examiner’s office in Syracuse, verified the baby was Levon Wameling, who was 10 months old when his father reported the child was taken while attended from the house porch, authorities said.
The medical examiner, however, hasn’t provided a cause of death, said Sgt. Steve Hauck, spokesman for Utica police.
After receiving information, state police divers found the child in a container in the Mohawk River on September 6, authorities said.