DNA Tests Confirm Remains Found Belong To Missing Teen Avonte Oquendo


The DNA of body parts found in College Point, Queens (Jan. 16), have been confirmed to match that of missing 14-year-old, Avonte Oquendo, PIX11 confirms.

Police discovered a torso, legs, a skull and teeth, along with shoes, jeans and a shirt that belonged to the missing teen. A teenage girl found the remains after showing her mother a photo, which was taken near Powell Cove Boulevard and Endeavor Place.

Oquendo’s family has yet to speak on the ordeal though their attorney, David Perceman, has reportedly postponed a lawsuit filing against the city in Avonte’s disappearance.

A missing person report for Avonte, who had autism, was filed Oct. 4 last year. He was last seen running out of his Long Island City high school in a surveillance video.

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