Autumn Pasquale: Missing 12-year-old from NJ Found

UPDATE:  At a press conference at 4 p.m. today announced that 2 brothers, Justin Robinson, 15, and Dante Robinson, 17, were charged with first degree murder for Autumns death.  They were also charged wtih disposal of a body, tampering of evidence, conspiracy to commit murder and theft.  Justin has also been charged with luring.

The mother of the teens called police about postings on one of her son’s Facebook page.  That, plus other evidence led them to Autumn’s body and the arrest of the teens.

Police said they believe that the boys lured her to their home promising her parts for her BMX bike.

Autumn died from blunt force trauma and strangulation.  There were no signs of sexual assault.

UPDATE:  Oct. 23, 2012 – Autumn Pasquale A BODY FOUND :*(. Police announced the body of a female found in a recycling container in Clayton, NJ late Monday has been “preliminarily determined” to be that of a missing 12-year-old girl.


Previous story: Autumn Pasquale was suppose to be home by 9:30 p.m. but she did not show up.  Autumn left to go to a friends house but she never show up.

One  of Autumn’s friends,  DeAnna Edwards-McMillen, 11, said that Autumn had been at her home until 6:15 p.m. on Friday and she received a text message around 1:22 p.m. on Saturday.  Authorities said that Autumn’s last text was sent at 2:30 p.m., but would not elaborate who it was to.

If you have any information as to Autumn’s whereabouts, please call 911.

Pasquale is 5’2″ and weighs 120 pounds. She has long, wavy blonde hair with pink highlights, which is usually pulled back in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing navy blue sweatpants over navy blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt with “Clayton Soccer” written on the front, bright blue high-top sneakers and a light grey or silver backpack with the word “reckless” on the back.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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