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.”
As the mystery continued in the search for Avonte Oquendo Wednesday night, police in Yonkers reported that another autistic teen was also missing.
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.
Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last spotted on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
It has been nearly three weeks since anybody has seen missing Queens teenager Avonte Oquendo.
The search for the autistic 14-year-old boy intensified even more on Monday, as his mother and brother appeared on “The Couch.”
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.
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.
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.
Edgar Martes, 17, and Marcus Westbrook, 15, were last seen around 1:15 p.m. Monday in lower Manhattan.
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.
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.
Police say the little boy is about 4-feet-8-inches tall, weighs about 65 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, and blue jeans.
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.