Brothers killed 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale for bike parts, authorities say
Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET: CLAYTON, N.J. — Two teenage brothers have been charged in the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, whose body was found in a recycling bin, a New Jersey prosecutor says.
Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said Pasquale died in a manner consistent with strangulation.
“There were no signs of sexual assault,” Dalton said, adding “she was lured to the juveniles’ house where this crime was committed. … It was for the purpose of obtaining parts from the BMX bike.”
Autumn was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday leaving her Clayton home while riding a white BMX bike to a friend’s house. The girl’s parents called police after she never made it to that friend’s house.
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