12-Year-Old NJ Girl Strangled by Teen Brothers & Stuffed in Recycling Bin: Cops

Published:5:18 pm EDT, October 23, 2012| Updated:10:22 am EDT, October 24, 2012|
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The 12-year-old New Jersey girl who went missing over the weekend and was found stuffed in a recycling bin was strangled to death by two teen brothers, according to charges announced by cops today.

Autumn Pasquale's disappearance on Saturday gripped the town of Clayton, New Jersey, until her body was discovered on Monday night.

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Dante and Justin Robinson.

On Tuesday officials announced that the brothers Dante and Justin Robinson, ages 15 and 17, have been charged with her murder after their mom helped cops crack the case by coming forward with information from a Facebook account. They allegedly killed her for parts from her BMX bike, and Dante allegedly sent Autumn's brother a Facebook message that said "autumn."

Justin wrote on his Facebook page that he "might be moving," and both brothers "liked" a Facebook page dedicated to finding Autumn.

The boys allegedly lured Amber to their house, which was a hangout spot for neighborhood kids. Cops say there are no signs of sexual assault.

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