12-year-old Autumn Pasquale’s death consistent with strangulation, Two teenage boys arrested – 15 and 17
The report claims there was no sign of sexual assault. Curiously, it’s being reported that something their mother saw on their Facebook page led her to contact authorities.
Two teenage brothers have been charged in connection with the murder of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, who disappeared from her New Jersey home this weekend and was found in a recycling bin Monday night.
The boys, ages 15 and 17, were neighbors of Pasquale, who was last seen alive riding her bicycle on Saturday in her neighborhood in Clayton, N.J., police said today.
Police said that Pasquale’s injuries were consistent with strangulation, and that there was no sign of sexual assault. They believe she was lured to the boys’ home on Saturday.
Both boys turned themselves in to police in the company of their attorneys this afternoon, just hours after police found Pasquale’s body in a recycling bin not far from her home, police said today.
Police said at a press conference this afternoon that information posted on one of the boy’s Facebook pages led their mother to call police. He did not specify what kind of information was posted.
Authorities said they cannot legally release the names of the boys due to New Jersey law.
The brothers are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposing a body, and tampering with evidence, according to police.
“The search for Autumn is over,” Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said earlier today.