Autopsy on boy reported missing in New Jersey inconclusive

An autopsy on a 3-year-old New Jersey boy who was found dead three hours after he was reported missing is inconclusive.

Camden County prosecutor’s spokesman Andy McNeil said Wednesday that the cause and manner of Brendan Creato’s death were undetermined and results are pending.

A family member reported Brendan missing early Tuesday, and his body was found by a police dog about a half-mile from his father’s Haddon Township home.

Brendan’s mother lives elsewhere.

The mother, Samantha Denoto, released a statement Tuesday evening saying the family is heartbroken and “tremendously saddened.”

She thanked the people who searched for Brendan and those who gathered at a vigil in his memory. About 100 people attended it, praying and singing.

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