Reporting David Madden
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By David Madden
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey’s attorney general has agreed to review how Gloucester County law enforcement responded during the early days of the Autumn Pasquale case.
The 12-year-old Clayton, NJ girl was reported missing from her home on Saturday night, only to be found dead two days later in a neighbor’s recycling can.
Pasquale’s parents have expressed concerns about how the early hours of the search for their daughter were handled (see related story). Forty local cops were on the case at that point.
County, state, and federal agents quickly joined in — more than a hundred in total, not counting all the neighbors also looking for the girl.
Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office, says they’ll look into the family’s concerns.
“We were in touch with the prosecutor through the entire process. We believe they did an excellent job, but we do want to sit down with the prosecutor’s office to look and go over all of the details of the law enforcement response,” he tells KYW Newsradio.
Gloucester County prosecutor Sean Dalton issued a statement saying the early response was “continuous and obvious throughout Clayton.”