The remains of missing 2-year-old Noah Tomlin has been found at steam plant, Hampton police confirmed in a Wednesday news conference.
Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult made the announcement outside police headquarters, where he said the body – believed to be Noah – was found at the city steam plant.
Noah was last seen in his home in the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue, in the Buckroe Beach area, at approximately 1 a.m.
His mother, Julia Tomlin, was arrested days later and pleaded guilty to felony child neglect in connection with his disappearance, according to Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult. She reported him missing that day at 11:36 a.m.
Police have presumed Noah dead but had continued to search the city landfill and steam plant, where trash is also taken.
In 2010, Julia spent five months behind bars after being charged with felony child neglect. Court documents say her then-1-year-old daughter was severely burned after Julia sat her down on a hot kitchen stove.