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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

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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

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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.

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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

scott bishop October 23, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Were praying for her safe return... hope she is ok...God be with Autumn & her family. What was the text message at 2:30...? Did they talk to her any further into the day..? Would there be any reason to run away..? With all these kids suffering from depression... I have four kids myself and always worried about them too. Very scary world anymore. God bless your family.
Mark October 23, 2012 at 07:26 AM
Channel 6 is reporting that this young girls body has been found in a recycling container. I pray to God that they find the one responsible for this cowardly act and string them by their nuts a be publicy beaten to death!!!!! Any POS that does something like this to a child has NO place on this earth!! The reality though is that our courts systems and law makers will protect this predator with the thought that they can be cured. Well this persons only cure is death! Am I pissed off? Your DAMN right I am!! I continue to pray and my heart aches for this young childs family and friends may she rest in peace.
scott bishop October 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Worst thing a parent could have happen...what a shame. Praying for Autumn and her family. Rip Autumn.
Terri October 24, 2012 at 09:19 PM
What kind of parents did these boys have ?? Who the hell kills someone like that in cold blood then throw her in the trash like garbage ??????????
Terri October 24, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Wheres Al Sharpton at when this goes on ?? Hes hiding under a rock instead of admitting what could a white family has had done to them as well. If this was a black family there would be riots in the street !!

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