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How in the hell was he able to get past security in the first place? Wow. So sad.

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sad ending to this story

now if only we can find the missing guy in london who also had autism and didnt speak!!
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That's unfortunate. I thought he was spotted on a train. 
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Originally posted by purple.chuckz purple.chuckz wrote:

That's unfortunate. I thought he was spotted on a train. 
the person on the train was not him.  He even cooperated with police to prove he was not Avonte


Photo resembling Avonte Oquendo is not the missing teen, cops say

A picture of boy bearing a striking resemblance to the missing autistic teenager emerged Wednesday but police said Thursday morning that the person pictured riding the subway is not Avonte.

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BY KERRY BURKE MARK MORALES LISA L. COLANGELO AND CORINNE LESTCH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Police investigating the autistic boy, Avonte Oquendo, are remaining hopeful with baited breathe that a picture taken on a NYC subway line will lead to his immediate return to his family and loved ones. A teenager snapped the attached picture which strikingly resembles Avonte with hair growth on what is believed to be the E or F train Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

A teenager snapped this picture of a boy resembling missing Avonte Oquendo on an E or F subway train Tuesday afternoon. Police confirmed Thursday the individual is not Avonte.

A picture of a boy riding the subway that closely resembled Avonte Oquendo is not the missing teen, police said Thursday.

The photo emerged Wednesday and even Avonte's father said there was a "close likeness."

But police located the individual who was photographed and determined it is not Avonte, who has been missing since he walked out of his Queens high school on Oct. 4.

“It was not Avonte. This person whose photo it was was in the precinct with his parents," a police spokeswoman told the Daily News.

RELATED: AUTISTIC AVONTE OQUENDO, 14, NOW MISSING 23 DAYS, SEARCH CONTINUES

"He was taken to a precinct, he was with his mother and it’s confirmed he was not Avonte.”

Avonte, who has autism and is nonverbal, has been missing since Oct. 4.

Avonte, who has autism and is nonverbal, has been missing since Oct. 4.

The hope that Avonte had been found was renewed after a 13-year-old straphanger thought a boy riding an E or F line train Tuesday afternoon just might be the 14-year-old autistic boy who is nonverbal and has been missing nearly a month.

The youngster approached the look-a-like, asking, “Hey, are you Avonte?” according to Tony Herbert, president of the Brooklyn East chapter of the National Action Network.

The boy didn’t answer, Herbert said, and the inquiring youth — whose identity was unknown — snapped a picture before he got off the train.

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He later posted the photo of a boy staring straight ahead and wearing a beige jacket and green khaki pants on his Facebook page, sources said. An administrator from the good Samaritan’s school saw the image and alerted police.

Since Avonte vanished leaving his Long Island City school, authorities have been frantically scouring the city’s subway tunnels in hopes of finding him. Cops have received and investigated sporadic reports of possible sightings, as recently as Wednesday, all to no avail.

The 14-year-old walked out Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens.

The 14-year-old walked out Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens.

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, residents near the Woodhaven-Ozone Park border in Queens said NYPD cops from the 102 Precinct swarmed the area, and helicopters hovered above a Burger King on Atlantic Ave.

“We saw cops coming up by twos, going into every house on 92nd St. looking for security cameras,” said one resident, who declined to give her name.

RELATED: COMMISSIONER KELLY FEARS THAT MISSING TEENAGER AVONTE OQUENDO IS DEAD

The person who sparked that massive search was not Avonte.

Tuesday’s subway photo emerged days after Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said he’s “not hopeful” that the autistic boy is still alive. He later apologized to Avonte’s enraged kin.

Family members were hesitant to affirm that the recently released image was, or wasn’t, Avonte, who has a fascination with trains.

He is described as being 53&quot; tall and weighing 120 lbs. When he was last seen, he was wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.

He is described as being 5'3" tall and weighing 120 lbs. When he was last seen, he was wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.

After he was shown the photo, Avonte’s father, Daniel Oquendo, said he was “still hopeful.”

RELATED: REV. AL’S PLEDGE MAKES IT $89.5G FOR MISSING TEEN

He believes one of the possible sightings eventually will bear fruit.

“We just need to stay focused and analyze every sighting,” he said. “The more sightings, the better. Eventually one will pan out.

“We’re still hopeful,” he said.

A reward for finding Avonte is now up to $85,000, CBS reported.

Meanwhile, another autistic boy, Robert Richard, 14, went missing from Yonkers and may have wandered somewhere in the Bronx, authorities said Wednesday night. Anyone with information on either boy is asked to call 911.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/avonte-oquendo-resembles-subway-rider-photo-father-article-1.1502230#ixzz2qluefltk
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote purple.chuckz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 18 2014 at 12:08pm
I was really hoping that was him on the train. 

How very sad.
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Those were his remains they found CryCry

DNA Shows Washed Up Remains Match Autistic Teen Avonte Oquendo

January 21, 2014 1:28 PM

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)

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.

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.

An attorney for Avonte’s family last week said the remains that were found included the same sneaker and black jeans the teen was seen in before he disappeared.

But, attorney David Perecman added, Avonte’s mother was awaiting DNA test results before jumping to conclusions.

More remains were discovered by NYPD divers over the weekend.

The ME’s office was still working to determine the cause and manner of death. Perecman was expected to hold a news conference later Tuesday.

The remains were given priority DNA testing. Avonte’s mother gave investigators a DNA sample, along with Avonte’s toothbrush and his baby footprint to help determine if the remains were a match.

The teen’s disappearance sparked a massive citywide search effort that included hundreds of officers, marine units and volunteers.

Missing person posters were plastered on lampposts, in subway stations and placed on car windshields throughout the city.

Avonte was fascinated with the subway system and Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials made announcements on trains for weeks asking for help finding him. Police checked every subway station and tunnel.

Avonte’s family has filed a notice of claim saying they planned to sue the city, arguing that school officials allowed him to walk out of the building and waited too long to notify police that he was missing. City authorities had defended the school safety officer who last saw the boy, saying she told him to go back to his classroom and he left the hallway. The city’s law department has said the case is “distressing.”



Edited by Ms_Kudos - Jan 21 2014 at 2:32pm
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This is so sad.
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Wow. The school should be held accountable. This could've been avoided.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LovesHim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2014 at 3:02pm
Horrible ending... I'm glad the family has "some" closure.....

New questions arise..... He was afraid of water... He would not have jumped in a river right??? Do these body parts suggest foul play??? The list of questions goes on.... sighhhh 
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