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Funeral held for 3-year-old Brendan Creato

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Friends and family said a final farewell Friday to the toddler, who was found dead in Haddon Township last week. (WPVI)

Friends and family said a final farewell Friday to the toddler who was found dead in Haddon Township, New Jersey last week.

A funeral mass for 3-year-old Brendan Creato was held at Holy Saviour Church in Westmont.

Though how the child died remains a mystery, the outpouring of love from the community is crystal clear.

Blue ribbons are tied to homes and businesses to show the family of 3-year-old Brendan Creato that Haddon Township cares.

Brendan Creato



The Haddonfield Floral Company is making blue ribbons for Creato. Two dollars of each ribbon sold goes to help the family.

Katherine Dallman Erika Davis work at the Haddonfield Floral Company.

Dallman explained the colors of the ribbons, telling us, "The blue with just a touch of black represent the loss of a young son."

Davis says, "We cry all day long. We are moms here, so we feel the loss of a kid."



The investigation into what happened to the little boy continues. It's been more than a week since 22-year-old D.J. Creato reported his son missing.

Brendan's body was found in the woods near South Park Drive and Cooper Street about half a mile from his father's apartment.

Detectives say it doesn't appear someone forced their way into the apartment, and it does not appear the boy was sexually assaulted.

The autopsy is still pending at this time.

The unanswered questions have shaken this community, who say they are coming together for his family.

Dallman says, "It's just phenomenal that they are and they want the family to know they care."

And Davis tells us, "We've just had so many people come in. Every little bit that they can do to show the family they care helps."

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