TODAY   |  October 24, 2012

Cops: N.J. girl, 12, murdered for her bike

Teen brothers arrested in the murder of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale in New Jersey allegedly lured the girl to their house and killed her for her BMX bicycle parts. WCAU’s Jesse Gary reports.

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>>> a shocking arrest in the murder of 12-year-old autumn pasquale. more now from southern new jersey with jesse garry.

>> good morning to you. for the past several days many people in the south jersey region have been asking what happened to autumn. now we know what, but it's the who and the why that's really rocked this community. two teenaged brothers, 15 and 17, now charged in the girl's murder. autumn had a passion for riding her white bmx bicycle, and apparently that's what they used to lure her to a house not far from where she lives. she disappeared saturday afternoon around 1:30. the parents reported her missing later that night, but it wasn't until monday night that investigators were -- a tip brought investigators to a house not far from where autumn lived where they discovered the girl's body, her bicycle and backpack. two brothers charged with killing her apparently over bicycle parts that they were trying to take from the girl. the entire community is definitely shaken by this. natalie.

>> thanks so much. jesse.