On Tuesday reports trickled in about the body of missing New Jersey girl Autumn Pasquale being found in a residential neighborhood recycling container mere blocks from her house and Borough Hall, where her candlelight vigil was held.
The neighborhood was not named, but the death bed of the 12-year-old girl was listed as a large blue container that had been placed curbside, like all the others in the community located in the 300 block of E. Clayton Avenue.
Her killer had taken advantage of the blue bins residents took to the residential curb Monday night, just hours before a truck was scheduled to pick up the items early Tuesday morning. And whether he did it after seeing the emotional candlelight vigil or had pre-arranged to make the body drop at that time all along is anyone’s guess.
Autumn Pasquale of Clayton Middle School was last seen alive by witnesses at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday according to Philly.com. She was on her bicycle, leaving her home. The previous evening she had spent time with one of her friends, DeAnna Edwards-McMillen according to the girl, and she has left that residence at 6:15 p.m.
According to DeAnna, however, she and Pasquale communicated via text messaging on Saturday at 1:22 p.m.
“We were talking about Christmas presents,” the fifth grader said, adding that she had to end their text conversation to go shopping with her father.
Yet DeAnna also stated that a text message received from her friend that day was odd, and she didn’t believe it was meant for her because it read “Don’t be like that,” according to USA Today.
Another text message at 2:30 p.m. would be the child victim’s last one for the day according to law enforcement, who refused to reveal who that message recipient was in order to protect the integrity of the investigation. However, USA Today reported that police there was “nothing alarming or unusual about it.”
Sometime between Pasquale’s 2:30 p.m. Saturday text and the body discovery on Monday night at approximately 10 p.m. the young girl met her killer and he snuffed out her precious life. And then he discarded her like garbage, wheeling her out to the residential curb in a neighborhood that may or may not have any relevance to him.
Yet the NJ girl’s killer did not do the same thing for her white bicycle, which as of Monday morning was still missing according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld. When asked about the bicycle, and if it had been recovered later in the day, USA Today said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton would not comment about it.
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