Two teens kill 12-year-old girl and dump her in recycling bin

Autumn Pasquale 
By: David Ross 

(Scroll down for video) A 12-year-old girl was killed and her body was found dumped in a recycling bin, according to police.

Two brothers, aged 15 and 17, are accused of murdering the 12-year-old New Jersey girl, who was missing and was later found stuffed into a recycling bin, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said.

Autumn Pasquale, of Clayton, was lured to the house by the children, where police found her belongings. She seems to have died by strangulation. There were no signs of sexual assault. The mother of the boys charged with the murder played a role in cracking the case, coming forward with information about a publication on her child's Facebook account, leading police to the boys.

Pasquale’s body was found at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, in the trash a few blocks from her home and near Borough Hall, where thousands of people gathered in the early evening for a candlelight vigil to pray for her safe return.

Dalton said Clayton is a safe community, but parents should continue to keep close watch on their children.