The mother of an autistic teenager who disappeared from his school and was later found dead has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.
According to authorities, 14-year-old Eliceo Cortez was last seen in front of 105 Oriental Blvd. at around 2 p.m. Friday.
A nonverbal autistic teen was missing from his home in Brooklyn Friday night.
An attorney for the family of Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday that the autistic teen had tried to run out of school the very day before he disappeared.
The brother of Avonte Oquendo thanked the people of New York City Friday for their tireless efforts to find the autistic teen, whose body was found in the water in Queens in January.
Brandon Betancourt was last seen leaving his home on 66th Road around 7 a.m., police said.
New video has been released showing Avonte Oquendo, right before he disappeared from his school in Long Island City, Queens in October.
While the family of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was still awaiting DNA results from human remains discovered last week, a family attorney confirmed Monday that new remains have been found.
Six weeks after a 14-year-old autistic boy walked out of his school in Queens and disappeared, the city’s Department of Education is set to announce new school security measures.
Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
The picture shows a young man on a subway train who bears a striking resemblance to 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. Police confirmed it was not the missing teen.
An alert had been put out for Robert Richard, who was described as an “endangered missing child with autism.”
The NYPD has sent out officers to investigate, after a teenager snapped a photo of someone resembling the missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo.
A prayer vigil was held Sunday asking for the safe return of Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for more than three weeks.