Prosecutor: Teen brothers charged with murder of Clayton girl

CLAYTON - The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office announced today that two teenage brothers have been arrested and charged with the murder of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton says the boys lured Pasquale to their home and that she died of blunt force trauma consistent with strangling.

Dalton would not release a motive in the murder. He did say that the teen boys, ages 15 and 17, lured Pasquale because they wanted parts from her bicycle.

Officials found Pasquale's belongings inside the house, including her bicycle.

The two boys were allegedly turned in by their mother after she was tipped off by postings she saw on one of the boys Facebook pages, according to the prosecutor.

Pasquale had been missing since Saturday. Her body was found late Monday in a recycling bin about seven blocks from her home.

To watch today's press conferences from the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office providing updates on the Autumn Pasquale murder case, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. VIDEO: News conference on discovery of Autumn Pasquale's body

Body found in recycling bin is missing Clayton girl

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 1 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 2 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges
Authorities in Newark are searching for a person 3 Police seek person who crashed stolen car into Newark church
News 12 was told the fire started around 4 Firefighters clear warehouse fire, road closes
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 5 Westchester Evening Weather, 4-23

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.