Oct. 8, 2013 Staff Report
The 14-year-old boy who went missing in Long Island City on Friday has NOT been found, despite reports that he had been spotted him in Harlem this afternoon.
Authorities initially said that Avonte Oquendo, the missing boy, had been found. But within minutes of the announcement, police said they had made a mistake and that the child was not Oquendo.
Oquendo, who has autism, was last seen leaving Center Boulevard School, which is located at 1-50 51st Avenue, around 12:30 p.m Friday. Police have been searching subway tunnels and local hospitals, according to reports, after he didn’t appear over the weekend.
I have been praying for this young boy to been founded. My prayers go out to him and the Family. I even went to church and lite a candle for him. So God could direct him for some one to spot this young boy.
Why hasn’t the police used dogs to smell his scent.
My prayers again.
I share a school with him I am a student at actvf , i really hope he is found and returns home safe.My hopes and prayers go out to him and his family xoxo❤️
Maybe time to advertise outside of Hunters Point?
I’m not seeing any publicity outside of local blogs and local newspapers.
I hope he’s found soon.
Why do the fliers say WANTED when they should say MISSING? I hope he is found soon.