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Where is Noah? No signs of the 2-year-old boy as police expand search

Noah Tomlin, 2 was last seen at approximately 1 a.m. in Buckroe Beach by his mother on Monday (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)
Noah Tomlin, 2 was last seen at approximately 1 a.m. in Buckroe Beach by his mother on Monday (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)

HAMPTON — The search for the missing 2-year-old boy continued Tuesday, but police and search parties had no substantial updates regarding the operations.

And the question remains: Where is Noah Tomlin?

“What we know today has not changed much since the first announcement,” said Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult, during a news conference Tuesday outside Fire Station 11 off Big Bethel Road.

Tomlin was last seen on Monday around 1 a.m. by his mother at their Buckroe Beach home, but the boy was reported missing to police at approximately 11:35 a.m. authorities said.

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Sult added the search and investigation teams have searched land, water, trash, dumpsters, neighborhoods, houses, sheds and have used different search teams to check the same locations repeatedly.

The search and investigation teams are comprised of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies including neighborhood jurisdictions and the FBI, Sult said, adding added multiple search parties have checked areas repeatedly to get different set of eyes on the same location.

Right now, they are searching the landfill.

“There’s no specific information leading us to the landfill,” Sult said, noting it was part of the team’s four phase plan.

Trash collection was stopped Tuesday in the immediate area of the Buckroe Beach area where Tomlin lived, said Robin McCormick, spokeswoman for the city. McCormick also said residents can leave trash cans at the curb if they did not get their trash picked up.

Sult noted they want the public’s help for photos or videos taken from 1 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. in the Buckroe Beach area. However, they do not need the public’s help to search areas for the boy at this time.

Sult added they will continue to look for the boy and the parents have been cooperating with investigators. Police also have contacted family members out of Virginia.

“Our investigative efforts have reached out of state,” he said.

Tomlin was last seen wearing a white and green pajama shirt and a diaper. If anyone has any information, call HPD at 757-727-6111 or 888-LOCK-U-UP to remain anonymous.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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