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Missing Virginia 2-year-old Noah Tomlin believed to be found dead

Mother charged with felony child neglect

HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton Police announced that investigators believe they found the body of 2-year-old Noah Tomlin Wednesday morning. 

During a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Hampton police chief Terry Sult announced that the body was found at a steam plant, according to WAVY

The search, which logged more than 10,000 man hours, required digging through more than 2 million pounds of trash before the body was found around 8:50 a.m.

This comes after the toddler's mother, Julia Tomlin, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony child neglect. 

The child was reported missing to police more than 10 hours after his mother had last seen him at their home on Monday, June 24. 

The body is being examined by the medical examiner to confirm his identity.