Police return to landfill for second day after tot boy vanishes from home overnight

As the search for a missing Virginia toddler continues into its fourth day, police remain hopeful they’ll find him alive, but are taking every precaution necessary, including a thorough search of a Hampton landfill.

WAVY reports that police began a second day of searching a landfill on Big Bethel Road on Thursday, following a previous Wednesday search that didn’t initially yield results. Authorities are searching for 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, who was last seen off of the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue in Hampton, wearing a diaper and a green and white pajama shirt.

According to police, the boy’s mother said she put him to bed around 1 a.m. on Sunday but by 11:35 a.m the same morning, he was missing. Authorities turned their search efforts to the landfill as a standard part of the investigation, but not because of a tip or specific information about the area.

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“It’s a step that we had planned from the very beginning that’s going to help us check off some boxes throughout the investigation,” Sgt. Reginald Williams with the Hampton Police Division said.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the child’s mother is said to be working with authorities. She’s not considered a suspect at this time. The FBI is now assisting with the investigation.

“We have looked on land, water. We have checked trash, dumpsters. We have checked neighborhoods, houses, underneath buildings and sheds. We actually covered the area multiple times with different teams so we would have different eyes checking the same locations repeatedly,” Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult said on Wednesday afternoon, according to FOX 8.

“We are looking at everything from the child walking off to the abduction scenario. There is nothing that we’re not looking at.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Hampton police 757- 727-6111.

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[Feature Photo: Noah Tomlin/Handout]