UPDATE Autumn Pasquale Located Near Home in Clayton- Cops Say Homicide Robinson Brothers Considered Suspects

Updates At The Bottom

Clayton, NJ-  Twelve year old Autumn Pasquale was last seen by her Father leaving their home on her white BMX bike at 12:30pm on Saturday October 20.

Late yesterday, investigators located her remains near her home in a recycling bin.

A preliminary autopsy to officially confirm her identity and cause of death is scheduled for this morning.

Tony Pasquale,  Autumn’s Father, and her mother,  Jenn Cornwall attended a brief press conference led by Gloucester District Attorney Sean Dalton  in efforts to develop leads in her case yesterday afternoon, and announce a $10,000 reward.

Autumn was located about an hour after a vigil held in her honor outside her home last evening at 10PM.

It is not known if her case is in any way related to what almost seems like a rash of both attempted abductions and actual abductions occurring recently in different states of similarly aged girls.

Several failed attempts and a subsequent successful attempts occurred in the Jessica Ridgeway murder in Westminster, CO and an 11 year old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted October 8 in Cody, Wyoming.

Please check back to www.blinkoncrime.com for updates.


UPDATE:  Neighbor Teens , The Robinson brothers , of 312 E. Clayton where Autumn’s bike was located are being interviewed by police and considered suspects.

Jessica Ridgeway Murder: Investigation Focuses On Suspects Of Prior Kidnap Attempts, Points To Local Suspect

Jessica Christine Ridgeway , the grape-hued bespectacled 10 year old who lit up the court as a Stadley Lake pee wee cheerleader, left her Westminster home at 8:30am on October 5, 2012.

She was due to meet her walk-buddy Jeremy after speaking to him briefly from her Mom’s cell at 8:25am.  When she did not show by 8:40am, he hitched a ride from his Dad to avoid missing the 8:50am bell.  The drive route would not pass an “enroute” Jessica if she were to take the normal path to school.

Jessica never made it to Witt Elementary School (WES) and the school called her Mother’s cell by 9am to alert her to her absence.

Sarah Ridgeway, Jessica’s Mother,  worked the night shift and never heard the cell phone she left downstairs.  Later in the afternoon Sara retrieved the voice mail from WES,  got in her car and began looking for her daughter.

Ridgeway reports her only child she shared with Jeremiah Bryant missing via 911 when she was unable to locate her.   Jeremiah Bryant, Jessica’s Father, was alerted first by his employer when police were trying to determine his whereabouts, and then directly by investigators.

Despite the 6   hour delay  Westminster Police reacted swiftly.  They had interviewed children that normally walked to school with Jessica by the end of the school day and issued an amber alert by 9:15 PM Friday evening.


Victorious.   This is the word splashed across Jessica’s pink backpack found by a neighbor in nearby Superior in the early hours of Sunday October 7th.  It was believed to have been placed there between 6:45PM Saturday and midnight Sunday morning.

By Sunday afternoon Jessica’s family had confirmed the backpack ,complete with water bottle bearing her name , was hers.  By Sunday afternoon investigators knew the chances of this ending well were lost when a clear and deliberate placement of a missing ten year old child’s backpack was a definite calling card intended for them.

The complete contents of the bag or any other evidentiary clues it yielded have not been released. (more…)