Jan. 21, 2014 Staff Report
DNA has confirmed the remains found in Queens are Avonte Oquendo, the Medical Examiner says. His family has been informed.
Qquendo’s mother was notified early Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The cause and manner of death are pending.
Word comes after searchers found a skull in the waters off College Point, Queens over the weekend. A second arm and teeth were also recovered from the river, along with clothes matching those worn by Avonte.