On October 11, 2018, a badly decomposed body of a child was found in an alleyway near the 800 block of Mr. Ephraim Avenue in Camden, NJ. The remains were discovered by a passer-by who notified the police and then were taken to the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s office and New Jersey State Police Lab for testing.
On December 6, 2018, Anthony Burnett, 25 of Camden, came to the Bellmawr Police Department regarding a custody issue of his 1-year old son with the child’s mother, Tynaizha Brown, 23 of Bellmawr.
A known DNA sample of the missing boy was compared to the remains and his identity was confirmed to be Jah’vi Brown, age 1, the son of Burnett and Brown.
Investigation revealed Jah’vi was last seen on August 20, 2018 in Bellmawr. Neither parent reported the child missing before December 6.
If anyone, family, friend or neighbor, has any information about Jah’vi, when they last saw him, or any other information that can assist investigators, please 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.
Released, Friday, January 4, 2019.