A Camden man has been charged in connection with the death of a Pine Hill man whose body was found in an alleyway after he was reported missing over the weekend, officials said Monday.
Michael Branon, 32, was charged with first-degree felony murder in the death of Pedro Fernandez, 30. Detectives discovered Fernandez’s body in an alley near the 400 block of Marlton Avenue in Camden on Sunday afternoon, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, witnesses said, they saw Fernandez being forced into a black pickup truck on the 1500 block of Pershing Street in Camden before a man drove it away. Around 1 a.m. Sunday, officers pulled over a truck matching the description of that vehicle and identified Branon as the driver, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Around 2 p.m. Sunday, detectives found Fernandez’s body. An investigation showed he had been shot multiple times, authorities said.