Avonte Oquendo’s mom files suit against city: reports


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The mother of Avonte Oquendo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, charging various agencies and individuals with negligence leading to the death of the 14-year-old autistic teen, according to published reports.

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New footage shows Avonte Oquendo tried to escape day before disappearance: reports


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Newly released video surveillance footage shows teen Avonte Oquendo tried to run away from his class just a day before he dashed out of his school never to be seen again, according to published reports.

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Avonte Oquendo’s brother shares family’s experience, thanks volunteers in blog post


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One of Avonte Oquendo’s older brothers is sharing what his family went through in the four months during the 14-year-old’s disappearance.

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Avonte Oquendo remembered as smiling, courageous boy at funeral


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THE COURIER/Photos by Cristabelle Tumola / Avonte Oquendo photo: handout

After the search for autistic Rego Park teen Avonte Oquendo ended tragically, hundreds of mourners came out to say goodbye at his funeral Saturday, where he was remembered as a silent yet always smiling, courageous boy.

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Funeral set for Avonte Oquendo, mom files suit against city


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After human remains found in College Point were identified as missing teen Avonte Oquendo earlier this week, funeral plans have been set for this Saturday.

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Remains IDed as missing teen Avonte Oquendo


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The search for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo has come to a devastating end for his family who never gave up hope that he would return home alive.

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Attorney postpones $25M lawsuit as Avonte Oquendo’s family awaits test results


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As tests are underway to determine if the human remains and clothing found in College Point belong to missing teen Avonte Oquendo, the family’s lawyer has decided to hold back on the lawsuit until the results are known.

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More remains found potentially belonging to Avonte Oquendo


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Authorities continue to search the College Point site this weekend where human remains and clothing possibly belonging to missing teen Avonte Oquendo were found, as tests are underway to determine the body’s identity.

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Human remains, clothing possibly belonging to Avonte Oquendo found in College Point


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Divers continue to comb through the East River after human remains washed ashore in College Point, potentially belonging to missing child Avonte Oquendo. An NYPD raft continued to circle where the body parts were first found.

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Report shows timeline of day Avonte Oquendo went missing


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According to a Department of Education occurrence report obtained by David Perecman, an attorney for Avonte Oquendo’s family, a timeline shows what happened before, during and after the day the boy went missing.

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Avonte Oquendo’s mother won’t give up as search headquarters relocate to Astoria


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

It has been more than two months since Avonte Oquendo went missing from his Long Island City school, and all his mother, Vanessa Fontaine, wants is to bring him home for Christmas.

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Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Close to six weeks have passed and although Avonte Oquendo’s whereabouts are still unknown, the search continues as hope in finding the autistic teen remains strong. Avonte, 14, was last seen at the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have been conflicting […]

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Plane carrying banner to help find Avonte Oquendo flies over Queens, Manhattan


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A plane with a banner reading “Bring Avonte Oquendo Home 1-800-577-TIPS”  flew over Queens and Manhattan Sunday in an effort to help find the autistic teen who has been missing since early October. A volunteer pilot flew the banner over the two boroughs for an hour yesterday afternoon, according to the Bring Avonte Home Facebook […]

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Boy in subway photo not missing teen Avonte Oquendo


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

After a photo showing a boy on the subway that resembled Avonte Oquendo emerged online Tuesday, police have confirmed it was not the autistic teen who has been missing for close to four weeks, according to reports. A teenage boy posted on his Facebook a photo of who he believed resembled Avonte riding a F […]

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