NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A family’s worst fears have been realized.
The remains discovered washed up along the East River in College Point, Queens last week are a match for missing autistic teenage Avonte Oquendo, the medical examiner’s office said Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: Snapshot NY: Tourists Returning To New York As City Bounces Back From Pandemic
The ME’s office was still working to determine the cause and manner of death.
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.