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Boy in subway photo not missing teen Avonte Oquendo
Boy in subway photo not missing teen Avonte Oquendo
Police Angy Altamirano 10/31/2013 at 12:55PM

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 [...]

NYPD may scale back search for missing autistic teen
NYPD may scale back search for missing autistic teen
Police Angy Altamirano 10/22/2013 at 12:06PM

As Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen last seen leaving his Long Island City school nearly three weeks ago, still remains missing, police may need to scale back their search. 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 [...]

Mother of missing autistic teen: Son’s school ‘failed me’
Mother of missing autistic teen: Son’s school ‘failed me’
Police Queens Courier Staff 10/15/2013 at 5:28PM

ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA The search continues for Avonte Oquendo, who family members say is a shy yet happy, lovable, care-free and loving boy. Avonte, 14, who is autistic, was last seen leaving the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have [...]

Reward for safe return of missing Queens teen increased to $70K
Reward for safe return of missing Queens teen increased to $70K
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/11/2013 at 12:52PM

Updated Saturday, October 11, 8:01 a.m. The family of a missing autistic Queens teen held a vigil for him Friday as the reward for his safe return was increased to $70,000. An initial $5,000 reward was offered by Mayerson & Associates, a New York Law Firm which represents individuals with autism. Manhattan Children’s Center, a [...]