NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 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.
Police late Friday were trying to determine if the remains found along the East River belong to 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. He was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City and walking toward a park along the river on Oct. 4 of last year.READ MORE: De Blasio: Isaabdul Karim, Parolee Who Died Sunday At Rikers, Not Among 191 Set For Release
A teenager discovered the remains around 7:15 p.m. Thursday in College Point while she was taking pictures near the waterfront, CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported.
When officers arrived, they found a torso, an arm and legs on the rocks in the area of Powell Cove Boulevard and Endeavor Place, police said. Some clothing, including jeans and a black sneaker, were also discovered.