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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.


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.


The Victoria's Secret Herald Square store.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

NYPD: Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

Two teenage girls who were suspected of shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving a Victoria’s Secret store in Midtown, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a fetus, the NYPD said Thursday.


Human Remains Found In Poughkeepsie Home (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Grisly Discovery In Poughkeepsie Basement Reheats Cold Case

A contractor found the remains of JoAnn Nichols inside a sealed container behind a false basement wall in the Poughkeepsie home she shared with her husband.


This piece of landing gear was found near the World Trade Center and came from the same type of plane used in the 9/11 attacks. (Credit CBS 2)

Search Set For Human Remains At Site Where Suspected 9-11 Plane Part Was Found

The search for human remains was set to begin Monday at the Lower Manhattan site where landing gear believed to be from a 9-11 plane was found.


A worker searches through the debris field from the south tower of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Mar 7, 2002 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More Possible Human Remains Unearthed In WTC Debris

About 60 truckloads – or 600 cubic yards – of debris that could contain tiny human bone fragments have been unearthed by construction crews working on the new World Trade Center tower in recent years. Investigators will spend 10 weeks trying to find remains in that debris.


9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Medical Examiner Begins Sifting WTC Debris For Sept. 11 Remains

The work began Monday and is expected to continue for about 10 weeks on Staten Island.


The ‘Tribute in Light’ shines as One World Trade Center (R) rises under construction on the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City To Resume Search For Human Remains In Twin Towers’ Debris

The grim and sad search for human remains in the debris from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks resumes Monday.


Tanya Byrd, whose remains were found in the Bronx on Feb. 26, 2013. (credit: Cassandra McLean)

Son Held After Woman’s Body Parts Are Found In The Bronx

Police received a call about possible human remains inside bags on the sidewalk in the area of East 158th Street and Eagle Avenue in Melrose around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.


A necklace that was recovered at the scene where police found the body of a woman in Lattingtown. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Human Remains Found Near Long Island Sound In Oyster Bay

Nassau County Police said the remains appear to be of a woman between 20 and 30 years of age.


LaGuardia Airport (credit: Getty Images)

Maintenance Workers Find Human Remains Near LaGuardia Airport

Detectives are reviewing missing person cases in an effort to identify the victim.


Police investigating possible human remains found in Parsippany, NJ on Thursday, April 12, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Police Confirm Remains Found In Parsippany Are Human

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi says the discovery was made at about noon Thursday by a landscaper working on Sylvan Drive, a little over a mile from the intersection of Interstates 80 and 287 in Parsippany.


Police remove the body of a man whose remains were found in a wooded area in Commack on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: LIPA Worker Finds Man’s Body In Wooded Area In Commack

Police said a Long Island Power Authority worker who was cutting trees near the Indian Head Forest Condo Complex found the remains around 8 a.m.


(credit: Google Maps)

Human Remains Found In Suitcase In Newark

The remains were found near Raymond Boulevard and Van Buren Street not far from Penn Station.


Monique Keyes (credit: CBS 2)

Identification Of Ernest James’ 9/11 Remains Brings Closure To Fiancee

Monique Keyes says confirmation of her former fiancee’s death will help her finally restart her life, that she met someone recently and they plan to get married this coming December.