NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.
Avonte is 5-foot-3 and weighs 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black shoes.
Sharpton issued a community alert for Avonte at the event, and National Action Network members pledged to canvass the city in search of the boy. Avonte’s father appeared on Sharpton’s radio show Saturday morning.