CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) -- Officials say a body has been found and preliminarily identified as that of the 12-year-old New Jersey girl missing since the weekend.
Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, says in a statement early Tuesday that the body of a female was found in a recycling container in Clayton at about 10 p.m. Monday.
Autumn Pasquale was reported missing from her Clayton home Saturday night and had been the subject of a large search over two days.
Officials did not say where the body was found.
Weisenfeld says Pasquale's family has been notified of the discover
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