Authorities Searching for Missing 12-Year-Old Autumn Pasquale
The Clayton girl was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Update: 5:49 a.m., Oct. 23: The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office says a body believed to be that of Autumn Pasquale has been found in a recycling container: UPDATE: Body of Autumn Pasquale Found
Update, 12:40 p.m., Oct. 22: The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office released a statement on the search for Autumn Pasquale: Search Intensifies for Missing Autumn Pasquale
Update, 10:45 p.m., Oct. 21:
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office provided the following information about the search for Autumn Pasquale:
The search for a missing 12-year-old Clayton, NJ, girl will continue through the night with detectives pursuing any investigative leads developed.
Autumn Pasquale was last seen leaving her West High Street residence on a white BMX bicycle at 12:30 p.m. Saturday 10/20/12 and was reported missing by her family 9:30 p.m. the same day. She did not specify a destination when departing her home. The search began immediately with Clayton Police Department officers and expanded Sunday with activation of a county-wide Child Abduction Response Team that calls in personnel and equipment from throughout Gloucester County. CART is coordinated by detectives with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
A New Jersey State Police helicopter, bloodhounds and searchers were used in several locations, including a bike trail leading from Clayton to the neighboring community of Williamstown and Scotland Run Park on the outskirts of Clayton. State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have also participated in the search. In all, some 40 officers took part in the search Sunday, including members of the county's Emergency Response Team.
Authorities are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl from Clayton, Gloucester County, who was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Autumn Pasquale left her home on her bicycle and has not been seen since.
She was wearing shorts and a white T-shirt, and riding a white, 20-inch BMX Odyssey bicycle. Pasquale is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has blue eyes and wavy blonde hair that's usually in a ponytail or a loose bun.
She was last seen in the area of Scotland Run Park in Clayton.
Anyone with information regarding the girl's whereabouts is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 856-881-2300.