It was a brutally tough day yesterday for news involving kids. It didn’t get any better last night.
First, in South Jersey, there was the all-out search for 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale. She was last seen on Saturday around noon as she took off on her bike for a friend’s house. She never got there.
You sort of got that sinking feeling with every hour that passed - 12-year-old girls usually don’t just disappear.
The worst news was confirmed late last night, when police said a body found dumped in a recycling bin appeared to be that of the missing girl. You can read all the sad details here.
Meanwhile, in King of Prussia, a toddler was snatched during a bizarre homicide. Saavni Venna was taken from the scene where her grandmother was murdered in a King of Prussia apartment complex. Saavni is just 10 months old. Last night her father went public with a plea for the tot’s safe return. You can read that one here.
There’s nothing sadder than stories about missing children. And nothing I hate worse than delivering the sad news that these cases turned out as we feared.