Avonte Oquendo

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Video Shows Adult Leaving School Door Open Before Avonte Oquendo Escaped

New video has been released showing Avonte Oquendo, right before he disappeared from his school in Long Island City, Queens in October.

01/28/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer, accompanied by the mother of Avonte Oquendo, third from right, announces his proposed "Avonte's Law" on Jan. 26, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: ‘Avonte’s Law’ Would Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic Children

Sen. Charles Schumer says new legislation proposed in the name of Avonte Oquendo would fund voluntary tracking devices for children who have autism.

01/26/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Family, Community Say Goodbye To Avonte Oquendo

The autistic teenager went missing more than three months ago after walking away from his school in Long Island City. His remains were found last week.

01/25/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Funeral For Avonte Oquendo To Be Held Saturday

A private gathering for family and friends will be followed by the funeral, which will be open to the public, at the Church of St. Joseph. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. at 371 Sixth Avenue.

01/23/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Shows Washed Up Remains Match Autistic Teen Avonte Oquendo

Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving his Long Island City school on Oct. 4. He suffered a severe form of autism and was unable to communicate verbally.

01/21/2014

A shirt (left) police say Avonte Oquendo was wearing the day he went missing/Avonte Oquendo (credit: NYPD)

Family Attorney: More Remains That May Belong To Avonte Oquendo Have Been Found

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.

01/20/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Test Results In Oquendo Disappearance Could Be Ready By Wednesday

Results of a DNA test that will determine if the remains are those of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo will not be available until later this week.

01/19/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Source: More Remains Found In Queens; Avonte Oquendo’s Family Waits For Answers

Investigators were trying to determine if the remains that were discovered on the shore in College Point on Thursday night, are those of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo.

01/18/2014

David Perecman speaks at a news conference on Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Waiting To Learn Identity Of Remains Found In Queens

The attorney for the family of a missing autistic boy says clothing that was found with human remains in Queens are similar to those the teen was wearing when he disappeared.

01/17/2014

Avonte Oquendo (credit: Handout)

Missing Autistic Teenager’s Family Holding Out For A Christmas Miracle

He’s been missing 77 days, or 1,800 hours, or more than 100,000 minutes. But no matter how it’s counted, to Avonte Oquendo’s mother the countless moments seem like eternity since she last saw her son.

12/20/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

NYC DOE To Announce New School Safety Measures

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.

11/15/2013

A missing person flyer for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (credit: CBS)

A-Rod Visits Family Of Missing Autistic Teen Avonte Oquendo

The New York Yankees third baseman met with Oquendo’s family at an Upper Manhattan restaurant Sunday, vowing to use his star power to help regain momentum in the case.

11/11/2013

A missing person flyer for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (credit: CBS)

Search For Missing Autistic Teen From Queens Enters Fifth Week

Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.

11/08/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Proposes Voluntary Tracking Devices For Autistic Children

The proposal comes as the search continues for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, who walked away from his Long Island City school on Oct. 4. Schumer believes the devices could prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

11/04/2013

Missing person flyer for Avonte Oquendo is seen at the Times Square subway station on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 (credit: CBSNewYork)

Kelly: NYPD Still Devoting Resources In Search For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

The teen, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.

11/01/2013

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