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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

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)

Avonte Oquendo’s Mother: ‘He’s Still Alive; He’s Out There’

The family of Avonte Oquendo have issued a desperate plea to the public to keep looking for the autistic teen, more than three weeks after he vanished.

10/26/2013

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

NYPD Vows To Continue Search For Autistic Boy Missing 3 Weeks

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

10/25/2013

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Avonte Oquendo’s Mother: If You Have My Son, Let Him Go

The search for the autistic 14-year-old boy intensified even more on Monday, as his mother and brother appeared on “The Couch.”

10/21/2013

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

Family Gathers Party For Massive Search For Avonte Oquendo

Family members and other concerned people gathered Sunday for another extensive search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teenage boy who has been missing since he walked out of his school in Queens more than two weeks ago.

10/20/2013

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

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Rallies With Rev. Al Sharpton For Extensive Search

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.

10/19/2013

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Little Known Federal Law Could Keep ‘5 Pointz’ Wrecking Balls At Bay

Graffiti artists won a round in court against developers who wanted to tear down their canvas, the famous Queens graffiti Mecca known as 5 Pointz.

10/18/2013

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

NYPD Expanding Search For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday that the NYPD was engaging the help of officials in New Jersey and Long Island in the search for Avonte Oquendo.

10/15/2013

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

Hunt Continues For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

Avonte Oquendo was last seen running from the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City. He was spotted on surveillance video leaving the school on Oct. 4.

10/14/2013

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

$70K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

A 24-hour command center has been set near the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City where Avonte Oquendo was last seen. The teen was spotted on surveillance video leaving the school on Oct. 4.

10/11/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Walcott ‘Extremely Hopeful’ For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Teen From Queens

Police have stepped up the search for Avonte Oquendo, who has been missing for nearly a week. He was last seen Friday on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.

10/10/2013

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

Police, Family Intensify Search For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

Avonte Oquendo, 14, has been missing since Friday. He was last seen on school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.

10/09/2013

Tourists come far and wide to see the iconic "5Pointz" building in Long Island City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Lawmaker: Deal Reached On 5Pointz Redevelopment Plan

It’s a busy day for the New York City Council.

10/09/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Police Turn Out To Be Mistaken About Finding Missing Autistic Teen

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen on school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

10/08/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Police Handing Out Fliers In Search For Missing Autistic Boy In Long Island City

Avonte Oquendo was last seen at 12:38 p.m. on Friday leaving the Center Boulevard School on 51st Avenue in Long Island City.

10/07/2013

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