Hundreds say goodbye at funeral for slain NJ girl

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Posted: Oct 27, 2012 10:47 PM
Hundreds say goodbye at funeral for slain NJ girl

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A priest has urged mourners to do good works to honor a New Jersey girl who police say was killed by two teenage brothers.

Hundreds gathered Saturday in Glassboro for a wake and funeral for 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale.

Mourners hugged and cried during the service at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Monsignor Michael Mannion urged them to do good works in her memory. He asked them not to dwell not so much on why Autumn died so young but how she lived.

Autumn was found dead in a recycling bin last week. Two brothers, ages 15 and 17, have been arrested in her death. Police say the younger teen lured Autumn to his home under the guise of getting parts for her bicycle.