Autumn Leigh Pasquale "rode her bike like the wind" and "played soccer the same way," yet she also was "a wise girl with a good heart and older than her years," Msgr. Michael T. Mannion, a family friend, told a standing-room-only crowd of mourners Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Glassboro.
The blond, freckle-faced girl with a mischievous grin and sparkling eyes was laid to rest late in the afternoon at Cedar Green Cemetery in Clayton, her hometown, two days shy of her 13th birthday.
It had been seven days since Autumn disappeared while riding her white BMX bicycle, prompting an intensive, two-day search of her neighborhood by hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officials.
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