Avonte Oquendo: Human Remains Solve Case of Missing Autistic Teen

Avonte, who is nonverbal, has been the subject of massive searches since he was last seen Oct. 4 walking past a security guard and out of the Riverview School in Long Island City, Queens.

The frantic search for a missing 14-year-old autistic boy may conclude with the worst possible scenario. New York cops are investigating whether the human remains found on a  Queens shoreline Thursday are those of missing teen Avonte Oquendo.

The human limbs, an arm, torso, and  legs,  were found near Powell’s Cove Blvd. and Endeavor Place in College Point about 7 p.m., police sources said. The body was clad in boy’s size 16 black Old Navy jeans, white socks and size 5 1/2 black Nike sneakers, clothing that matches what Oquendo was last seen wearing.

Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy who went missing on October 4, 2013, was the subject of a massive, high-profile search.   Oquendo, who is non-verbal, slipped past school security and out of the Riverview School in Long Island City, Queens.

Community activist and family confidante Tony Herbert told media that the remains are likely those of the teen.

“It’s looking really grim that it may be him,” Herbert said.

There were a couple of police cruisers at the College Point scene from the 108 Precinct, where Avonte’s school is located. Bloodhounds had picked up Avonte’s scent in a marshy area near the school after he went missing.

An unidentified teen made the gruesome discovery of the human remains, sources said Thursday. The teen reportedly announced the grisly find on social media, according to one source.

The boy was wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers on the last day he was seen alive. His panic-stricken family and police distributed fliers begging for the boy’s return and have endured numerous false sightings. At one point, subway workers walked the tunnels in hopes of finding the boy who has a fascination with trains

 

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