CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden woman has been charged with the murder of her toddler son, whose decomposing body was found in an alleyway nearly a year ago.
A Camden County Grand Jury indicted Tynaizha Brown, 24, on three charges in connection to the death of 20-month-old Jah'vi Brown, authorities said Wednesday.
Brown faces additional charges of second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said.
The remains of the child were discovered on Oct. 11, 2018 on the 800 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue by a passerby who then alerted the Camden County Police Department.
The indictment against Brown also includes multiple counts of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child in her treatment of her five-year-old son and four-year-old daughter.
The prosecutor's office declined to provide further information, citing a state rule preventing comments that would prejudice the defendant's right to a fair trial.
Nearly two months after an investigation began into the death, the father of the child, Anthony Burnett, 25, of Camden, reported Jah'vi missing to Bellmawr Police. Burnett, on Dec. 6, 2018, said he had not seen his son for several months. The child's identity was confirmed through a DNA test as a result of the report.
On Jan. 9, the medical examiner's office ruled the child's death a homicide.
Authorities took Brown into custody today at 10:20 a.m. in Camden, the prosecutor's office said. She is being held in the Camden County Jail pending a pretrial detention hearing.