The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Haddon Township Police Department announced a Haddon Township man has been indicted and arrested in the death of his son.

A grand jury returned an indictment today charging David Creato, Jr., 22, with first-degree murder and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child in the death of 3-year-old Brendan Creato.

Brendan was reported missing from his residence on the 100 block of Cooper Street by a family member at approximately 6 a.m. on October 13, 2015.  A K-9 unit tracked the child to a wooded area off South Park Drive in Haddon Township, where he was found deceased shortly before 9 a.m. on October 13, 2015.

David Creato, Jr. was taken into custody at approximately 2:15 p.m. today in Washington Township.  He is being held at the Camden County Jail.

An arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride, Jr. at the Camden County Hall of Justice.

Pursuant to Rule 3.6 of the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, we cannot make statements outside of the courtroom that may prejudice the defendant’s right to a fair trial, therefore we will not be releasing further information nor making additional comments.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Released Monday, January 11, 2016.