So sad. On Jan. 21, more than 15 weeks after Avonte disappeared, DNA testing confirmed that the body parts discovered along the shoreline of Queens, NY did in fact belong to the missing 14-year-old autistic boy.
After clothes matching the ones Avonte Oquendo was wearing when he went missing in October were discovered in Queens, NY on Jan. 17, DNA tests have confirmed the worst for Avonte’s family members, CNN reports.
On Jan. 17, 15 weeks after Avonte went missing, body parts and clothes were discovered along the shoreline of Queens, NY that are thought to match the missing teen. However, Avonte’s relatives are not giving up hope until DNA tests make the final say.
Clothes were discovered in Queens, NY on Jan. 17 that match the ones Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy, was wearing when he went missing in October. Those matches may signal the worst for Avonte’s family members, though DNA tests that will be done on several body parts that were also found will make a final determination.
So horrific! Body parts and clothing were discovered along the shoreline of Queens, NY on Jan. 16, and police believe they may belong to Avonte Oquendo, an autistic teen who went missing in Oct. 2013 after running away from his school. His mom was understandably distressed, but is hopeful it’s not her son.
Human remains were discovered in Hermon A. MacNeil Park in College Point, Queens, and police revealed they might be the body of Avonte Oquendo, 14, a missing teen with autism who was last seen running out of his Long Island City, New York school at 12:45 p.m. local time on Oct. 4, 2013. We warn you, the police discoveries are gruesome.
A 13-year-old boy spotted a young teen baring striking resemblance to missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo riding alone on a New York City subway train on Oct. 29. Avonte has been missing for nearly a month, and this photo sparked hope that he is still alive and safe.
The family of Avonte Oquendo, 14, received a hopeful development in when a new photo possibly of Avonte surfaced on Oct. 29. An anonymous 13-year-old approached the look-alike on the train and asked “Hey, are you Avonte?” The teen did not answer, which is characteristic of Avonte, who is mute and is unable to communicate verbally.