Parents: Slain NJ Girl Was Treated Like "Trash"

After a 48-hour search for Autumn Pasquale, investigators found her body stuffed into a recycling bin behind a vacant house next to the one where the boys lived with their family

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 4:48 PM EDT
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Two teenage brothers have been arrested for killing a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown until her body was found stuffed in a recycling container. Brian Thompson reports.

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Two teenage brothers have been arrested for killing a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown until her body was found stuffed in a recycling container. Brian Thompson reports.

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The parents of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl allegedly killed by two teenage brothers say their daughter was treated "like a piece of trash."

Authorities found Autumn Pasquale's body in a recycling bin Monday night after a 48-hour search in her hometown of Clayton.

Two teen brothers in town were charged Tuesday with murdering her.

Speaking to reporters for the first time since their daughter's body was found, Jennifer Cornwell and Anthony Pasquale describe their daughter as a good girl who was fun to be around.

Cornwell says the girl was "a tough cookie" who would want the family to be strong.

The brothers, who are 15 and 17, are charged as juveniles. Their names haven't been released.

The girl's funeral services have been set for Saturday. A public viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Glassboro, and a funeral Mass will follow.

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