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Paige Aiello, NJ College Student Missing Since Tuesday After Her Purse Was Found On The George Washington Bridge

paige-aielloPaige Aiello, 22, is a college senior who had been working two jobs and preparing to attend Rutgers Law School this fall when she suddenly went missing three days ago.

The honor student was last seen Tuesday March 9, 2013 by her father, Christopher Aiello and about two hours later her mother noticed her vehicle had been taken without her permission. Authorities said the car was found at a parking garage near a train station in a New Brunswick and later that same night her purse and car keys were discovered by a passerby on the south walkway of the George Washington bridge in NYC, which has her parents very worried. They have tried reaching her on her mobile phone numerous times to no avail.

‘Please get a phone,’ Christopher Aiello said ‘Call because we need you and want to see you again.’

Paige had recently moved back to her parents home to be with her family after struggling to deal with stress of her busy schedule, her family said. Her father believes her 22nd birthday, which was to be celebrated yesterday, could be a motive to her disappearance.

‘With her birthday coming and with the fact that she was distraught, [maybe] she just wanted to be missing and not celebrate during this time,’ Mr Aiello told NBC. ‘I really don’t know what to think.’

He also said that his daughter was the captain of the school’s woman’s tennis team and described her as being a ‘high achiever” and was dealing with alot of stress prior to her disappearance.

“She has been all-conference and has been accepted into approximately nine law schools for next year,” he said. “It’s maybe just too much.”

“She had hit almost like a wall where she felt she was not maybe either worthy of all this or she just couldn’t handle it. So the message that at least I’ve been saying all day is not only do we have to be watching our children that are not doing well and getting in trouble but we have to see and watch the kids that are the over-achievers. They have a self-imposed stress,” Aiello said. “She did express stress.”

NYPD have scanned the water below the bridge but have so far found no trace of the missing student. Christopher Aiello said he had been briefed by the Port Authority Police Thursday afternoon that no witnesses had reported seeing anyone jumping from the bridge, which gives many hope that she will be found alive.

Paige is described as a White female with long brown hair, brown eyes and a thin frame. She appears to have light freckles on her face.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact the phone numbers listed on Paige’s poster above.

Elderly Woman Last Seen In Burlington County Six Weeks Ago

angelina-cocuzzaAngelina Cocuzza was last seen on January 18, 2013 at the Lumberton Independent Living Campus on Route 38 near Madison Avenue in Lumberton, NJ, where she was living at.

She does not drive and is dependant on others for transportation.

Loved ones are worried and told police that they believe she may have intended to harm herself. She suffers from depression and other medical conditions including Fibromyalgia, which family members say could place her in jeopardy.

The missing woman disappeared shortly before the upcoming snowstorm Northerner’s experienced.

Police issued a photo (above) which they warned was about fifteen years old.  They said she may have cut her hair short and dyed it a reddish tint prior to leaving the Campus.

Classified: Missing
Full name: Angelina J. Cocuzza
Nickname: Angel Caden
Missing Since: 01/16/13
Missing From:
Lumberton Township
Burlington County
New Jersey
Age Then: 61
Age Now: 61
Race: White Sex: Female
Hair: Brown (she is known for dying her hair with a reddish tint)
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 115
Other: She wears glasses, believed to be prescription

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Lumberton Township Police Department (609) 267-1111
And/Or
New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Missing Persons Unit (800) 709-7090
Case #: 2013-1009

Body of Missing Lambertville Woman, Sarah Majoras, Believed To Have Been Pulled from Lake

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Sarah Majoras, 39, a bartender who’s been missing since the early morning hours of Saturday, has been found deceased

01/31/13 LAMBERTVILLE, NJ — Body of Missing Lambertville Woman, Sarah Majoras, Believed To Have Pulled From Lake – 

Family and friends are mourning the death of their loved one after divers pull body from a frozen lake not too far from where the woman went missing.

Although the remains have yet to be identified,  many believe it’s missing bartender, Sarah Majoras, 39, who vanished one week ago after leaving John and Peters bar, where she worked as a bartender.

The discovery came after a shoe believed to have belonged to Majoras was discovered in the lake.  According to reports, authorities said they were investigating reports Majoras had been approached by an unidentified man the night she disappeared. However, police are still investigating  and haven’t yet found any evidence to point to foul-play.

In a strange twist, Majoras was found at the same area where her former friend, David Anderson from Ottsville was found in 2000. Anderson was in a band and was reported to have been seen walking in the same area on his way to Majoras’s boyfriend when he fell into the water and drowned.

Majoras disappeared shortly after leaving John and Peters bar in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Surveillance video spotted the woman walking alone on New Hope Lambertville bridge at approximately 2AM Saturday morning, taking a left turn onto Lambert Road.

“We’ve all been searching for Sarah and we were hoping that she would be coming home safe. We even joked that when we find her she needs to buy us a couple of beers or something, you know,” George Altonen, a friend of Majoras who was also employeed at John and Peters bar said when speaking to NJ reporters.

Altonen went on to say:  “Sarah was just a beautiful and wonderful person and she’s going to be loved and missed for the rest of my life,” said Altonen. “All our hearts go out to Sarah, Sarah’s family and her boyfriend Adam. She was a very funny woman. She was witty, she was very smart, a very super smart woman, you know…she always had a smile on her face.”

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01/29/13, LAMBERTVILLE, NJ — Lambertville Resident, Sarah Majoras, Missing Since Saturday –

A Lambertville, New Jersey resident has been missing for five days now.

According to friends and family, Sarah Majoras, 39, was at John in Peters bar in New Hope, PA, her play of employment, on Friday night going into the early morning hours of Saturday, January 26, 2013. At approximately 2AM, Majoras was seen crossing the New Hope Lambertville bridge, making a left turn onto Lambert Lane.

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Investigators have released still-shots photos from surveillance, showing Majoras walking alone the night she disappeared. They hope releasing the photos will generate new tips that will help them solve this mystery.

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10AM this morning search crews and volunteers met up at 333 Rago Arts North Main Street in Lambertville, NJ and searched in muddy, chilly conditions for hours but the  missing woman’s whereabouts remain unknown.

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Loved ones created a Facebook page Find Sarah Majoras which has already gained over 11, 5000 ‘likes’. One of the administrators for the Find Sarah Majoras Facebook page debunked some rumors going around. He said:

“I would like to post FACTS here that have been given by the police and Mayor only. Please no speculation or hearsay. To dispel any myths that I’ve heard already. The dogs did not pick up a scent, there were no texts or calls from her phone. All your help is greatly need, she is a true friend to all of us and we want to find her asap.”

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Sarah Majoras is asked to please contact: Lambertville Police Department at 609-397-3132.

Murder Victim Dubbed “Princess Jane Doe” Found In Blairstown Cemetary in the Summer of 1982

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These are three seperate composite sketches which were created by different artist to give an idea of what the unidentified Jane Doe may have looked like alive. Both sketches are an approximate description based on the deceased victim’s physical features and shouldn’t be used as the sole basis of identifying the victim.

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The identity of a young female discovered in Warren County, New Jersey on July 15, 1982 remains unknown over three decades later.

The unidentified female was given the name “Princess Jane Doe” after she was discovered in a wooded area in Blairstown Cemetary, Route 94, NJ. She had been beaten to death and medical examiners conclude her estimated time of death could have been up to several weeks prior to discovery. They also determined she wasn’t pregnant nor did she ever give birth. She had no drugs in her system at the time of her homicide.

The community was horrified that something like this could happen so close to home and saddened when nobody came forward to claim the body so they came together and raised the funds to give Princess Doe a proper burial and gravestone.

So many years have gone by and many believe Princess Doe wasn’t from the area due to the fact that nobody knows who she is. It’s possible she may even be from another Country which would explain why, despite thousands of people threw out the United States seeing her case, her identity remains a mystery. However, a witness did come forward saying she knew Princess Doe and that she lived in Long Island, NY and was estranged from her family.

Lt. Stephen Speirs of the Warren Co. Prosecutor’s Office has investigated Princess Doe’s case close for many years and had hoped to solve the mystery by July, 2007, which would have been the 25th anniversary of the discovery. But it’s now passing the 30th anniversary with just as many unanswered questions as there was 30 years ago.

Physical description: A young Caucasian female between 14-20 years of age with a thin frame. Eye color is unknown. When she was found she was wearing red nail polish on her right hand but no polish on her left, almost as if she started painting her nails but didn’t get to finish. Her left ear has two piercings, her right ear has an unknown amount of piercings.

Case Details:

Date Body Found: 07/15/82
Estimated Date of Death: 07/11/82
Estimated Age: 14 – 20 years (victim would be in her 40’s if she was still living today)

Hair: shoulder length brown hair

Weight: 90 – 100 pounds
Height: between 5’2” / 5’4”

Teeth: Lower anterior teeth are crowded (two of her front teeth were slightly darker than the rest of her teeth and her teeth also indicate she came from a middle-class background)

Clothing: A red V-neck pullover shirt with yellow piping on the front portion of the shoulder and blue and black piping around the neck, sleeves and waist. Victim was also wearing a red/white/blue print wrap-around skirt with a wide border print of peacocks on the lower portion.

Jewelry: A gold-colored chain with small white beads spaced evenly within the chain. Attached to the chain was a 14K gold cross with an ornate design.

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Photo provided by NJ State Website (link below)

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Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: The New Jersey State Police at 1-800-709-7090 or you can submit an online tip by e-mail missingp@gw.njsp.org

Source: NJ State Police Website & America’s Most Wanted

Online Fundraiser Set Up For Family Of Nick Cianciotto Who’s Body Was Recovered From Budd Lake Yesterday

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Photo of Nick Cianciotto the Mount Olive Highschool who drowned after falling through a sheet of ice on Budd Lake in Flander, NJ

Northern New Jersey residents, Melissa Phelam and Kim Maleyonok set up the fund campaign to help the parents of Nick Cianciotto with funeral expenses. They had set up the fund so that a check will be issued directly to Schimanski’s father, Clyde Schimanski Jr.

If you would like to donate to the family members, please click Memory of Nick Cianciotto to be directed to the campaign page, which will end on February 9, 2013

Maleyonok and Phelam had also set up a fund titled in Loving Memory of Clyde Schimanski, which reached it’s financial goal, so has since been shut down, with the website reading “as enough money has been collected to pay the funeral expenses of Clyde, we have shut down the page.”

According to NJ.COM, the fund was set-up Tuesday and by 8p.m. that night, had raised about $75. A little more than an hour later, it was up to nearly $750. By midnight, about $4,400 and continued to blossom.

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Photo of Clyde Schimanski III

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Photo of Clyde Schimanski Jr, the father of Clyde Schimanski III, speaking to reporters hours before his missing son was found in Budd Lake

 

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UPDATE: 01/09/13 FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY — Photos of Clyde Schimanski III and Nick Cianciotto released:

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Rescue workers located the body of Clyde Schimanski III (above) one day after locating the body of Nick Cianciotto (below.)

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Loved ones gathered at a local church where they were told the devastating news that both teenagers were recovered from Lake Budd.

‘I lost my son,’ Laurie Halloran, the mother of missing 15-year-old Clyde told the New York Daily News. ‘I feel numb.’

Family and friend’s also gathered at the lake to comfort each other and mourn the two losses.

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Friends and family gathered at Budd Lake (pictured) to comfort one another

Students at Mount Olive Highschool told CBS reporters that Nick Cianciotto had spoken about Ice fishing on Monday morning, hours before he tragically fell through the icy lake.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the deaths of Nicholas Michael Cianciotto III and Clyde Frederick Schimanski III, both of whom were 15 years old. The young men were deeply loved by their families and friends. The entire Morris County community mourns their loss,” Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said in a statement on Wed Jan 9, 2013.

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Mount Olive Mayor Robert Greenbaum has been regularly leaving updates regarding the tragedy and letting the families know that the whole town is grieving with them.

“I have condolences for the family that lost their child today,” Greenbaum said in a news conference earlier today. “The entire community grieves with them.”

01/08/13 UPDATE – MOUNT OLIVE, NJ — A body was located in Budd Lake earlier today, after hours of searching for two missing teens who fell through the ice at Budd Lake in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

Authorities haven’t publically identified which victim had been recovered and are waiting for a positive identification.

Meanwhile, the father of one of the victims, Clyde Schimanski, who shares the same name as his son Clyde Schimanski Jr, told Star-Ledger: ‘Imagine screaming and knowing you’re going to die. He died a horrible death.’ — He went on to say his son’s death was part of God’s plan. ‘God works in mysterious ways,’  he said.

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Photo of Clyde Schimanski receiving a hug from a friend after body of one of the teenagers is recovered

The mother of Nick Cianciotto had said she told her son to “be care” as he headed out to Budd Lake

NJ Mayor Robert Greenbaum has been posted about the tragedy on Facebook, saying he believes the victims had gone to Budd Lake to ice-fish. He later posted an update warning the public that the chances of a successful recovery was unlikely.

‘Once again I am sad to report that we likely lost two young adults in Mount Olive this evening. May God bless their families and help ease their pain.’ he said.

It appears everyone has the same assumption, with one online-user even creating a memorial page earlier today titled  In Memory Of Clyde Schimanski & Nick Cianciotto which has already gained 1,466 ‘likes’ to honor the two boys.

Comments and posts on Nick Cianciotto’s Facebook page show that he was a typical, outgoing teenager who enjoyed hanging out friends. It also listed the Mount Olive Highschool student as currently in a relationship.

The Facebook of Clyde Schimanski is set to private but shows the teen smiling in a photo with a woman standing besides him.

This photo showing lit candles was posted as the default photo on the memorial page

01/08/13 MOUNT OLIVE, NJ — Search for two missing Mount Olive teenagers who fell through an icy lake last night called off

Firefighters, police, and cold water divers continue to search Budd Lake for two missing teenagers who fell through thin ice while at Budd Lake in Northern New Jersey last night.

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Rescuers have been searching Budd Lake since last night after two missing Northern New Jersey teenagers fell through the ice

According to reports, Nick Ciancotto, 14 and Clyde Schimanski, 15, rode their bikes to Budd Lake early yesterday evening. At approximately 6:30pm the ice beneath Ciancotto started to crack and he shouted for help. Shimanski then rode his bike onto the ice to try to save his friend and after riding a good distance into the lake, the two fell through.

Witnesses heard frantic screams shouting “help me, don’t let me die!” — they rushed to the scene and noticed the two teen’s frantically struggling. One of the witnesses attempted to walk on the ice and save the boys but when he reached about 700ft he heard the ice beneath him starting to crack and rushed off.  The hysterical boys were pleading to the witnesses for help, saying they didn’t want to die and the witnesses were consoling them and let them know rescuers were on their way.

William Hardy, a 25-year-old local resident who lives in a house off the lake told Star-Ledger that he was out on his front porch with his house mate when he heard the panicked screams and immediately dialed 9-1-1, grabbed a flashlight and  rushed down to the lake where he spotted a blue light which quickly sank beneath the water. He believes it was a cellphone belonging to one of the victims.

First crew rescuers showed up and by this point, the teens were nowhere in sight. They’ve been searching the freezing lake since, breaking through over 100 feet of ice but have found no sign of the teenagers thus far and today authorities were treating the search as a recovery rather than a rescue.

Shortly after the incident, the Mayor of Mount Olive, Robert Greenbaum posted a statement on Facebook about the tragedy and saying that he believed the two teenagers, who were both students at Mount Olive High School, went to the lake to ice fish. He went on to say that “The lake is not guarded in any way.”

The father of Clyde Schimanski is holding out hope although he doesn’t believe the outcome will be successful.

‘It hurts my heart. Until they pull him out, I’ll…hold tight. I want to know they find him.‘ said Mr. Schimanski.

A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead shining lights into the dark waters of the lake before the search was eventually called off.

Case of a Missing Toddler Kidnapped Five Decades Ago In New Jersey Reopened

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Left photo shows Billy Jones shortly before he vanished and the right photo is an age-progressed photo of what little Billy might look like as a grown adult

Name: Billy Jones
Hair: Blondish/Brown Eyes: Blue
Height: 3’6″ (at time of disappearance)
Weight: 35 pounds (at time of disappearance)
Race and Gender: Caucasian Male

Date of disappearance: 12/17/62
Location: Vineland, New Jersey

William “Billy” Jones, Jr. was born in Bridgetown, NJ on March 5, 1959. Shortly after, his family moved to 302 Taylor Ave, which was a ‘nice’ neighborhood in Cumberland County, in Vineland.

Like many children, Billy, who was three months shy of his 4th birthday, and his younger sister, Jill Jones, were energetic and enjoyed playing outside. On December 17, 1962, the 3-year-old asked his mother if he could play outside with his sister. It was a snowy day that Winter and the two youngsters were spotted by a neighbor at 11:45am, bundled up in their snowsuits, playing outside the (neighbors) house. The neighbor suggested that the two youngsters go home.

During this time, Billy’s mother was preoccupied. She was feeding her infant and noticed Billy was gone when she heard a knock at the door around 12:45pm and opened the door to find Jill standing alone, carrying a plastic bottle.  Barely two at the time, Jill was unable to communicate fully but managed to tell her mother that “the bogeyman” took Billy. She went outside looking for Billy. He had suddenly vanished and the only known witness was to young to speak full sentences and explain what had occurred.

The police were called immediately and they did door-to-door interviews but no one claimed to have seen the young boy or anything unusual. Police, firefighters, National Guard, and hundreds of volunteers searched locally for days on foot, boat and by air. The tot’s disappearance became national news and many believed a child predator was responsible.

But despite the attention of media, Billy’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Billy reportedly had a dime in his pocket that was given to him by his mother earlier that morning. Both parents have since passed away.

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Jones family home – Photo taken in 1965, three years after Billy went missing

Click here for additional photos of Billy Jones

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Photo of Jill Jones, now 52, speaking about her brother’s disappearance during an interview

The missing tot is one of the many children who are listed on the FBI website and in 2009, authorities reopened this case, which is one of the oldest unsolved cases of a missing child under 5  in the state of New Jersey.

‘We’re just trying to find out if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts or if anyone might know who may have been involved in his disappearance,’ FBI Special Agent John Mesisca told FoxNews.com. ‘Back then, he was last seen wearing a snowsuit … What we’re trying to do is get the word out and develop any new leads and resolve the case in any way we can.’

Jill Jones, now a grown woman, still wonders what happened to her brother. The now 52-year-old believes her brother is still alive and believes whoever took him, was trying to replace a lost/deceased child.

‘It’s a gut feeling for me, I know he’s alive,’ she told FoxNews.com. ‘There’s never been a body found, never been anything found. I don’t believe he’s dead.’  She goes on to say, ‘I really believe that,’ she said. ‘I don’t think he was murdered. I really believe someone lost a child and they took Billy to replace him.

Jones has put alot of thought into that Winter day, evening going as far as seeing a hypnotist.

The family had a pet dog at the time, named “Babycakes” and according to Jones, Billy had a special bond with him. Authorities say Billy loved dog’s in general, and would do anything for dogs, so it’s possible that someone with an animal, a dog in particular, could have easily lured the toddler away.

According to the FBI website, Billy was last seen wearing a light blue or grayish snowsuit with a navy collar and silver buttons, a hat that matched his snowsuit and tan high-top crepe-soled shoes with yellow laces. He also has a vaccination scar which is shaped like a giraffe on the back of his left arm between his elbow and shoulder. He would have turned 53 years old this year.

‘I do believe he’s still out there, I just don’t know how to find him,’ said Jones ‘Maybe this is the year.’

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact:

Vineland Police Department (New Jersey) 1-856-696-1212 or contact: The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Update On Murdered NJ Child, Autumn Pasquale

Photo of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale taken this year

Latest Update: 10/27/12 — Family of Autumn Pasquale Back Off Search Effort Criticism:

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The parents of a 12-year-old girl found dead in her southern New Jersey hometown are backing off criticisms of law enforcement’s search for her.

Lawyer Jaime Kaigh says he’s been hired by Autumn Pasquale’s (pas-KWAHL’-ee) parents to help them through the process of dealing with their daughter’s death.

Kaigh says he does not believe that investigators including the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office handled the case incorrectly.

A family spokesman had previously been critical of search efforts.

Autumn’s body was found in a recycling bin on Monday, 48 hours after she was reported missing.

Two teenage brothers have been charged with murder. They are due in court Friday for a hearing to determine whether they should remain in a juvenile detention facility.

Source: Hosted2.AP.ORG

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Updated: 10/23/12 by USNEWS.NBCNews Clayton, NJ — Autumn Pasquale Murdered By Her Two Brother’s For Bike Parts:

— Two teenage brothers have been charged in the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, whose body was found in a recycling bin, a New Jersey prosecutor says.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said Pasquale died in a manner consistent with strangulation.


“Preliminary investigation shows no signs of sexual assault,” Dalton said, adding “she was lured to the juveniles’ house where this crime was committed.”

Authorities said they believe the boys wanted parts from Autumn’s bike and that she was lured into the house, but Dalton would not speculate on a motive for her killing.

The boys’ father, Alonzo Robinson, told The Star-Ledger of Newark earlier Tuesday that he was interviewed about his sons’ involvement in Autumn’s disappearance. He said his sons were known for stealing bikes and police told him they found bike parts stockpiled in the basement. He told the newspaper that one of the boys had been previously charged for theft.

“I think someone wanted the girl’s bicycle,” Robinson said. “Maybe she wanted her bike and resisted, and one of them snatched her off a bike.”

Autumn was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday leaving her Clayton home while riding a white BMX bike to a friend’s house. The girl’s parents called police after she never made it to that friend’s house.

Her body was found late Monday in the recycling bin of a home where the teens’ live, about seven blocks from her own, authorities say.

The boys, ages 15 and 17, are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposal of a body, tampering of evidence and theft. The 15-year-old boy was also charged with one count of luring, Dalton said. Both were in police custody.

Clayton NJ residents face grisly news – missing girl’s body found

Police believe the boys lured Autumn to their home, promising her parts for her BMX bike. During their investigation, the mother of the teens contacted police regarding postings on a Facebook account of one of the suspects, according to officials.

“Today we mourn the loss of a young girl…whose life was cut short before it really began,” Dalton said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her parents, her family. It is my hope that the arrests today provide a measure of closure, that the individuals responsible for their daughter’s death will be held responsible.”

The case spread fear and worries through the New Jersey town that had been desperately searching for the girl since she disappeared while on a ride through the neighborhood.

Autumn would have celebrated her 13th birthday on Monday.

“There’s evil everywhere, even in the small town of Clayton,” said Paul Spadafora, Autumn’s uncle.

Earlier Tuesday, Spadafora spoke with community members, thanking each of them of helping in the search for his niece.

Hundreds of volunteers took part in the search effort, including the Clayton Police Department, Child Abduction Response Team, New Jersey State Police, the FBI and officers from 40 other police departments.

Autumn’s bike was found Tuesday by police inside the same small house where Autumn’s body was found Monday night, NJ.com reported.

Autumn’s family was notified of the discovery, according to police.

“This is a very sad day for the Pasquale family,” Dalton said in a press release. “Our hearts go out to the family and to all the residents of Clayton who stood together in support of this young girl.”

Not long before the body was found, hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil to pray for her safe return, NJ.com reported.

The prosecutor’s office and family had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her return.

DeAnna Edwards-McMillen, a friend of Autumn’s, said Autumn was at her house Friday night and the two sent each other text messages on Saturday. The last one was received at 1:22 p.m. and DeAnna said she didn’t believe it was meant for her, according to The Associated Press.

The text read, “don’t be like that,” she said.

Autumn’s last text message was sent around 2:30 p.m., but Dalton, the prosecutor, would not say who it was intended for or what it said, The AP reported. Dalton said that there was nothing unusual about that message.

Pictured; Family member’s grieve at a candle-light vigil in memory of Autumn. It was held last night (10/22/12)

Autumn was reported missing at about 9:30 p.m., 90 minutes past her 8 p.m. curfew, Spadofora said, according to The AP.

“Say your prayers for Autumn and all the children who are lost and can’t find their way home,” Spadafora said at a vigil Monday, NJ.com reported.

Earlier on Monday, Clayton Mayor Tom Bianco said he was proud of the community’s joint effort in searching for Autumn.

“I can only imagine what her parents and the rest of the family are thinking right now,” Bianco said, according to NJ.com. “I have kids. I can’t even tell you what I feel now. We’ll get through and find her.”

The Facebook group, Find Autumn Pasquale, has more than 14,000 “likes,” with members offering condolences and words of support.

“My family misses u and im so glade that u had such a good time with us camping last weekend [sic],” commented Michelle Doughty after the news was announced early Tuesday. “I have such good memories of u and will always miss u. I will always have u in my heart.”

Source of above article: USNews.NBCNews

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10/22/2012 – Clayton, New Jersey: Autumn Pasquale, 12, has been missing from Clayton since Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 

Clayton Police continue to search for the missing child.

Police say Autumn was last seen leaving her home on W. High Street in Clayton on Saturday Afternoon around 12:30 p.m. She was seen riding on a white Odyssey BMX bike. The girl’s parents reported her missing later that night around 9:30 p.m. when they couldn’t contact/find her.

CPD say she may have been spotted at an unknown time on E. Academy Street near Scotland Run Park not to far from her home, though this has not yet been confirmed.

Autumn is described as a Caucasian female, 5’2” tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair, blue eyes. She likes to wear her hair up and was last seen wearing a bun or pony-tail.

Photo of the missing girl with her hair tied back in a pony-tail.

She was last seen wearing navy blue shorts underneath navy-blue sweatpants, a yellow t-shirt with the words “Clayton Soccer” on front, bright-blue high-top sneakers and a silver or light grey Cinch backpack with the word “Reckless” printed across the back.

Her family is very worried about her as this is uncharacteristic of the young girl.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: Clayton Police Department at 856-881-2300.