HAMPTON, Va. (WTVR) -- The mother of missing 2-year-old Hampton boy Noah Tomlin has been arrested in connection with the toddler’s disappearance, WTKR reports.
Charges against Julia Tomlin are pending, and she is in custody at the Hampton Police Headquarters. The investigation remains ongoing.
Police have presumed Noah to be dead.
Hampton Police focused on the city landfill on Thursday and Friday — four days after 2-year-old Noah Tomlin went missing.
Dozens of city employees are involved in a meticulous search for evidence at the landfill.
Police say there is nothing specific that lead them to the landfill, but say it’s a logical place for them to continue the search.
“We did four search phases in the immediate area of Buckroe Beach where Noah was last seen. The fifth stage is the landfill so from our previous experience in previous investigations, this is one of the elements that need to be explored for missing person cases,” Hampton Police Sgt. Reginald Williams said.
Police say the toddler was last seen around the Bayside Mobile Home Village: In a Monday Facebook video, Sult said Noah was reported missing at 11:35 a.m. He was put to bed Sunday night, and his mother hasn’t seen him since.
After a number of searches, police were unable to find Noah and called in additional resources. The Hampton Police Division received assistance from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management search team, and they have requested help from the Virginia State Police mobile command post.
The department also recently called in the FBI to assist with the investigative side of the case.
“We’re turning over every stone,” Chief Sult said. “We’re doing everything we can to bring this child home safely.”