The 14-year-old autistic boy disappeared from his Queens school on Oct. 4, setting off a massive search that included subway tunnels and regular announcements over the PA system at subway stations.
Brandon Betancourt was last seen leaving his home on 66th Road around 7 a.m., police said.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposed “Avonte’s Law” will become reality thanks to funding from the federal government. Schumer on Sunday called for legislation to provide GPS tracking devices for autistic children and others with a tendency to bolt from parents or caregivers.
New video has been released showing Avonte Oquendo, right before he disappeared from his school in Long Island City, Queens in October.
Sen. Charles Schumer says new legislation proposed in the name of Avonte Oquendo would fund voluntary tracking devices for children who have autism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.