Body found in New Jersey confirmed to belong to missing 12 year old girl

Autopsy set to be conducted Tuesday

CLAYTON, N.J. - Officials say a body found in New Jersey  belongs to 12 year old Autumn Pasquale, who was reported missing by her family.

Officials say the body was found in a recycling bin in Clayton around 10 p.m. Monday.

 That was about 48 hours after her family reported her missing and two hours after community members gathered blocks away for a candlelight vigil filled with both tears and hope.

On Tuesday morning, Clayton Mayor Thomas Bianco asked that the family be given room to grieve.

 An autopsy was to be conducted Tuesday. No arrests have been announced in the case.

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