Remains Found in Camden Alleyway Was That of A One-Year-Old Boy Involved in Alleged Custody Battle

Camden County officials today announced that the badly decomposed body of a child found last year in a Camden alleyway belongs to an innocent 1-year-old boy who was allegedly caught in a custody battle.

According to authorities, on October 11, 2018, a badly decomposed body of a child was found in an alleyway near the 800 block of Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden

The remains were discovered by a passer-by who notified police. The remains were subsequently taken to the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s office and New Jersey State Police Lab for testing.

Officials say on December 6, 2018, Anthony Burnett, 25 of Camden, came to the Bellmawr Police Department regarding a custody issue with his son’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, 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.