UPDATE: Autumn Pasquale's Bike Found Near Body

The body of the missing 12-year-old Clayton girl was believed to have been found late Monday night.

Update, 11:50 a.m., Oct. 23: Authorities recovered Autumn Pasquale's bike Tuesday morning.

6ABC reports the bike was "found late Tuesday morning in a home next door to where her body was discovered." Pasquale's body was found on the 200 block of East Clayton Avenue. 6ABC says sources report she was dressed in the same clothes she was wearing Saturday when first reported missing.


Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a bicycle belonging to a missing Clayton, Gloucester County girl whose body was believed to have been found late Monday night. 

Autumn Pasquale was riding the white Odyssey BMX bicycle when she left home around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. She was reported missing around 9:30 p.m. that night. 

After two days of relentless searching, the body of a young girl believed to be Pasquale was found in a recycling container a short distance from her home. 

Anyone with information about the bicycle is asked to call Clayton police at 856-881-2300

Lauren Burgoon October 24, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Patrick, Your accusation is baseless. None of the stories Patch has published on this case, and there have been several, had more than 100 comments. Additionally, we are not removing comments unless they violate our terms of use. Only 3 have been removed so far from all of the stories on this case. If you have any questions about our terms of use, please visit http://westdeptford.patch.com/terms
Sean McCullen October 24, 2012 at 01:30 AM
@Patrick: We've sensationalized nothing. We've merely kept the public informed about a tragic case that clearly was closely followed locally, regionally and nationally since Sunday. Unfortunately, it did not have the outcome we all had hoped for—Autumn's safe return to her family. This particular article never had anywhere close to 100 comments. Perhaps one of the others about Autumn's disappearance did, but not this one. Speaking only for myself: The one comment I deleted from this particular thread included profanity. Comments including profanity are in violation of Patch's terms of service, and will always be deleted when editors see them. Keep the comments profanity-free and they will likely stand. Use profanity, or berate another commenter, and they will come down. It's really that simple.
Patrick Hair October 24, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Actually, you are correct and I was wrong. It must be a sister site on Facebook, that had over 100 comments. Because there was a link at the bottom of the page that said "click to view 88 more comments". So you're right. It wasn't here and I am wrong about that. But you must admit, there is a lot of ugly anger over this situation. And I can't say that I blame them.
Sean McCullen October 24, 2012 at 01:54 AM
No worries. As Lauren and I said, so long as the comments are profanity-free, we're not going to pull them down. We also hope any disagreements will happen in a civil manner. As a father myself, I cannot say I blame people for being very, very angry about what happened here.
Lauren Burgoon October 24, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I do not blame people at all over their anger. This is a horrifying crime.


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