New Details in Autumn Pasquale Murder Include Chilling Facebook Postings

More chilling details about what led to the arrest of two teenage brothers, ages 15 and 17, in the kidnapping and murder of New Jersey 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale have come out. It was reportedly several postings on Facebook that not only led to Autumn meeting the boys, but is also what led the boys' mother to call the police on her sons. According to reports, it all started four days before her death when Autumn saw a picture of a bike that belonged to the younger boy on Facebook. When she asked if it was his bike, and he replied yes, and she then reportedly wrote, "That's sexy." The teen replied thanks and asked her to come to his house.


After Autumn disappeared, The Daily Mail reports that the younger boy reportedly wrote "Autumn" on the Facebook page of her brother, A.J. Someone else responded: "Why post her name then nothing else?" To this, the teen responded: "It was an accident the cop waz here & my brother did it."

Now, when I first read this, I thought the teen might mean that his brother is the one who had written "Autumn." My brain couldn't process that the 15-year-old might have actually just confessed that his older brother killed Autumn on Facebook! And that it was "an accident." It's a little difficult to tell exactly what he meant since he writes in the typical non-grammatical way of some teens.

Then the same teen wrote, "Might be moving" on his wall, followed by a sad face. And he also "liked" the Facebook page set up to find the missing Autumn. It was this type of activity on Facebook that reportedly led the teens' mother to call police.

Meanwhile, after the teens were arrested, messages on Facebook continued. According to The Daily Mail, Autumn's brother, A.J., wrote on one of the suspect's walls: "I know u won't see this but I'm just letting u know that I am coming for [you] next time I see ur face or ur brother donte [sic] I'm kicking ur asses."

It's chilling to think that before Autumn's body was found, the younger boy had apparently text messaged A.J., asking if police were "using dogs" to try and find her.

All of this communication just shows how intertwined these kids were -- in fact, the neighbors of Clayton, New Jersey say that "everybody knows everybody." While usually this gives people a feeling of security and safety, the truth is, most killers know their victims. Some neighbors have even expressed relief that the killers may have been one of them. Said one local: "It's almost like a relief that it's not some creepo."

Do you feel secure in your neighborhood?


Image via Find Autumn Pasquale Facebook Page

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