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Neighbor teens charged in killing of South Jersey girl

Some of the continuing coverage of the Autumn Pasquale tragedy:

From Philly.com:

Two teenage brothers who live on the same Clayton block where the body of a missing 12-year-old Gloucester County girl was found and her bicycle recovered were charged Tuesday with her killing.

Autumn Pasquale was lured to a home in the 300 block of East Clayton Avenue where the brothers, 17 and 15, lived with the prospect of getting parts for her bike, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said.

She died of “blunt-force trauma consistent with strangulation” but was not sexually assaulted, according to preliminary findings, he said.

The youths were charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposing of the body, tampering with evidence, and theft. The younger boy was, in addition, charged with a count of luring. Both were in police custody.

“We’re strongly considering waiving them to adult court,” Dalton said. “. . . Once we have all the information, then we will make a final determination.”

NY Post:

A New Jersey mom ratted out her teen sons for the murder of a 12-year-old girl after reading a Facebook posting hinting that one of them wanted to go on the lam, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

Justin Davidson’s mom saw his message “Might be moving :(” on Sunday and became suspicious.

She tipped cops that he might have been involved in the disappearance of their neighbor, Autumn Pasquale, in Clayton, NJ, the sources said.

Autumn was allegedly lured to meet Justin, 15, and his brother Dante Robinson, 17, at their home Saturday because they wanted parts from her beloved BMX bike.

Gloucester County Times:

Hours after Autumn Pasquale’s body was found stuffed into a blue recycling bin and put to the curb for Tuesday’s pickup just a few blocks from her home, authorities wheeled her bicycle from inside the house next to where her body was dumped.

An audible gasp could be heard from the crowd gathering outside the house — many of whom awoke to the news that the exhaustive two-day search ended in a terrible tragedy.

“It’s her bike!” a bystander gasped as police hauled the white Odyssey BMX bike out of the small white bungalow.

Courier:

Autumn Pasquale loved to ride her BMX bike.

On Saturday, she headed to nearby Scotland Run Park to enjoy the paths and hills as she often did.

Police say that passion likely led the 12-year-old to a brutal death.

Lured to a nearby home on the premise of buying bicycle parts, the Clayton girl was killed by two teenage brothers, who then dumped her body in a recycling bin, according to authorities.

On Tuesday, 15-year-old Justin Robinson and his 17-year-old brother, Dante, who lived with their mother and stepfather in the 300 block of East Clayton Avenue, were charged with Autumn’s death.

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