12-year-old Autumn Pasquale from Clayton, NJ was strangled to death and stuffed in a recycling bin by two of her neighbors.
Brothers Justin, 15, and Dante Robinson, 17, lured the young girl in order to take parts from her BMX bike.
The boys' mother tipped off police after Justin posted on his Facebook page he would be going away soon.
Before that he and Autumn had another conversation the NJ Starledger reports as the two discussed the BMX she was killed over::
"Is that ur bike?" she wrote. "Yeupp," he responded. "Thts sexy!" Pasquale wrote. "lol thxx," Robinson replied. "... yes. cme 2 my house." Four days later, Pasquale went missing. Her body was found Monday in a recycling container next door to the boys' home in Clayton, N.J., just 17 houses away from where Pasquale lived.
Autumn's body was later dumped by the two boys.
As reported by the NY Post:
The massive search for Autumn came to a tragic end Monday night when her body was found stuffed in a recycling bin at a vacant property near the boys’ house.
An autopsy found she had been strangled.
As family and friends held out hope that Autumn would be found alive, Justin communicated with her brother on Facebook to say he was glad police were using dogs in the search.
Both Justin and Dante were charged with murder, body disposal and tampering with evidence. Justin was also charged with luring.