Parents of slain Clayton girl speak for the first time

CLAYTON - The parents of Autumn Pasquale, the Clayton girl found murdered, are speaking out for the first time, and so is the father of the teen boys suspected of killing her.

Anthony Pasquale and Jennifer Cornwell say they're appreciative of the outpouring of support they've received in their time of grief. They say they're also grateful to everyone who aided in the search for their daughter.

Still, Autumn's parents have some questions about how her disappearance was handled, and wonder if an AMBER Alert or some other system could have resulted in a speedier response.

On Monday, the body of their 12-year-old daughter was found in a recycling bin not far from their Clayton home. Two brothers, ages 15 and 17, are charged with her murder.

The boys' father, Alonzo Robinson, is divorced from their mother and says it's been about a year since he'd seen his sons.

Robinson says he can't put what happened out of his mind. Robinson also expressed that perhaps this would not have happened if he had been around.

Funeral services for Autumn are set for this Saturday. The family will have a public viewing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Glassboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. and burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Clayton.

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