NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — About 200 mourners gathered at a Manhattan church Saturday to say a final farewell to 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo.
The autistic teenager went missing more than three months ago after walking away from his school in Long Island City. His remains were found last week.READ MORE: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
The service at the Church of Saint Joseph was led by the former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan.
Egan called Avonte a strong, courageous young man who handled autism with immense grace and nobility, CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported.