Investigators identify toddler's remains found in Camden alley last year

Pat Toddy
January 04, 2019 - 11:19 pm

Courtesy of the Camden County Prosecutor's office


NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey authorities have released the identity of a toddler that was found dead in October of 2018.

During a news conference Friday, the Camden County Prosecutor's say 20-month-old Jah'vi Brown of Bellmawr, New Jersey, was last seen in August of last year.

“The child's parents have been identified as Anthony Burnett, age 25 from Camden City. Tynaizha Brown, age 23 from Bellmawr,” said Camden County Chief of Detectives Bill Townsend.

Authorities say that a passerby discovered the infant's remains on October 11, 2018 in an alleyway in Camden. However, Townsend says, it wasn’t until December did the child’s father report the infant missing.

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"We obtained a known DNA sample of the child from his father after he reported him missing on Dec.6, in Bellmawr,” Townsend explained. “Prior to Dec. 6, neither parent reported this child missing to police.”

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen Jah'vi Brown of Bellmawr to contact them.

"We're asking any friends, neighbors, family that had not seen him beyond that date (August 20) to reach out to us."

You can contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Matt Barber at 856-225-5166, Camden County Metro Detective Sean Miller at 609-706-6590 or Bellmawr Sergeant Bill Perna at 609-471-1079.