UPDATE: Body of Missing Camden Resident Recovered, Woodbury Man Charged with Abduction, Assault


Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Beverly has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault in the case of Curtis Jenkins, III of Camden City, whose body was recovered Tuesday night.

By Matt Skoufalos | July 2, 2019

Curtis Jenkins, III. Credit: Camden County Police.

UPDATE: July 3, 2019, 12 p.m. — The body of missing Camden City resident Curtis Jenkins, III was recovered around 10 p.m. July 2 by police.

The 20-year-old’s remains were found in an abandoned structure in the 1100 block of Liberty Street in Camden City.

A multi-agency effort to recover him had been launched just a day earlier.

Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Beverly of Woodbury was remanded to the Camden County Jail Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping in the case.

Authorities have not yet issued any update to Beverly’s charges, nor announced any other arrests in the case.

Jenkins, III was reported missing Monday. He was identified in a Philadelphia Inquirer report as the grandson of Camden City Council President Curtis Jenkins.

In a statement, Camden County Police described Beverly as a participant in “a calculated plot to entrap and abduct the victim.”

“Based on the information from the investigation thus far, we do not believe this was a random act,” said Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson.

Multiple law enforcement agencies continue to work on the case, including the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Jenkins, III was last seen near the 2700 block of Congress Road of Camden City, wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. Authorities said he is known in the Fairview section of the city.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about Jenkins, III or the case is asked to call the county police tip line at 856-757-7042, or to use the StopIt App.

All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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