Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo reported that an investigation is ongoing into the death of a child found in a wooded area this morning in Haddon Township.

Brendan Link Creato, 3, of Haddon Township, was reported missing from his residence on the 100 block of Cooper Street by a family member at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

Members of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Haddon Township Police Department and other police, fire and public safety agencies responded and began to conduct a thorough search for the boy.

A K-9 unit from the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department tracked the child to a wooded area off South Park Drive in Haddon Township, where he was found deceased shortly before 9 a.m.

The results of the autopsy are pending.

The investigation is ongoing.  No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Haddon Township Police Detective Don Quinn at (856) 833-6208.

Tips may also be emailed to

Released Tuesday, October 13, 2015.