Remains confirmed to be missing 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, police say

Remains confirmed to be missing 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, police say
A 2-year-old boy is missing in Hampton. (Source: Hampton police)

HAMPTON, Va. (WWBT) - The Hampton Police Department confirmed the remains found a week ago at the Hampton NASA steam plant are those of Noah Tomlin.

The 2-year-old from Hampton was reported missing after being last seen at his home on Monday, June 24.

Tomlin’s mother, Julia Leanna Tomlin, has been arrested and has been charged with three counts of felony child neglect.

Julia Leanna Tomlin
Julia Leanna Tomlin (Source: Hampton Police)

Police posted that Tomlin was last seen wearing a white and green pajama shirt and diaper in the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue at 1 a.m.

Hampton police said the child was put to bed about 1 a.m. and was reported missing by his mother at 11:35 a.m.

Here is an update from Chief Sult on our efforts to locate the missing child in the Buckroe beach area. We appreciate citizens offering their assistance to search. However, we request that civilian search parties refrain from coming to the area.

Posted by Hampton Police on Monday, June 24, 2019

Police chief Terry Sult said they have called Virginia State Police and the FBI to assist in the investigation and are not ruling out any possibilities.

“We’re considering everything from the child just walking away to all the way up to including foul play,” Sult said. “We’re not ruling anything out until we find the child. We’re going to take it as worst case and hope for the best case.”

WVEC reporter Niko Clemmons reports that Hampton Public Works says trash collection has been suspended in the area where they are looking for Tomlin and there is a police presence at the landfill.

Sult said the child’s mother is working with police.

“We take these situations extraordinarily seriously,” Sult said. “We’re turning over every stone.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Hampton police (757) 727-6111.

A 2-year-old boy is missing in Hampton.
A 2-year-old boy is missing in Hampton. (Source: Hampton police)

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