Claim:   A 12-year-old girl named Autumn Pasquale is missing from her New Jersey home.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, October 2012]

New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s help in their search for Autumn Pasquale, a missing 12-year-old girl.


Origins:   12-year-old Autumn Pasquale left her father’s home in Clayton, New Jersey on a white, BMX Odyssey bike around 1:30 on the afternoon of 20 October 2012 and was not seen again. Autumn’s body was found late on the evening of 22 October 2012 Monday evening in a recycling bin on a property near the corner of Vine Street and Clayton Avenue in Clayton, New Jersey. Two teenage boys were arrested and charged with her murder with Gloucester County prosecutor Sean Dalton contending that Autumn was lured to the home of the brothers where the crime was allegedly committed for the purpose of obtaining parts from her BMX bike.

Last updated:   24 October 2012