Vigil planned for 3-year-old Brendan Creato, found dead in Haddon Twp.
Community members in Haddon Township planned a vigil Tuesday night for 3-year-old Brendan Link Creato, found dead earlier that day.
As the vigil, planned for dusk, approached, neighbors were left with few answers about how Brendan died. Authorities have said only that an autopsy is pending, and the investigation is continuing.
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office also said mid-day Tuesday no one had been charged in the boy's death as of yet. It didn't indicate whether authorities so far consider the death accidental or a homicide.
Brendan was reported missing from his residence on the 100 block of Cooper Street by a family member at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, authorities said.
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, the announcement said.
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., it said.
Neighbors said in social media posts the vigil would be held at dusk at Our Holy Saviour Church, 50 Emerald Ave. in Haddon Township at approximately 7 or 7:30 p.m.
Authorities are asking anyone with information 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.