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Missing Teen Was Last Seen Leaving LIC School


Oct. 5, 2013 Staff Report

The NYPD has asked the public for help in finding an autistic teenager who was reported missing on Friday.

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen at 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4, leaving Center Boulevard School, which is located at 1-50 51st Ave in Long Island City.

Oquendo was wearing a grey striped shirt, black jeans, and black sneakers. He is 5’3″, weighs 125-lbs, has black skin, and cannot verbally communicate.

Anybody with information regarding Oquendo has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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i believe some inside the school did something to him the video look like he was running something he did not like and did not know how to go about it the school knows most than it seen sorry to say a lots of child molesting happen in schools. and they could have run caught him outside take him to keep his parents from finding out. I feel for the parents

Rafael Cabrera

I think that the police view all the camera videos in the area that were in the direction he was running. Maybe this give them a better lead in were to look


Judy I was thinking the same thing about calling out his name with bull horns and even sending out ice cream trucks because I know my son hears them from a distance stops everything to see where it is coming from

Long-time LIC Resident

Police were out with a bull horn all day Sunday calling his name and asking for information. I pray he is found safe and sound very soon.

Judy McCone

Have the police thought about going through the neighborhoods in search of Avonte by using a vehicle with a bull horn and calling out his name. If he is frightened and hiding, hearing his name might bring him out in the open. Actually, all searchers should be calling out his name. Just a thought. I hope he is found safe very soon. Thank You.


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