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Avonte Oquendo Remains Found in Queens

New York Times - 21 Jan 2014
With the discovery last week of a body in pieces on the shoreline of the East River, and clothes that appeared to match those last worn by the teenager, hopes dimmed that the boy, Avonte Oquendo, would turn up alive. Those days of uncertainty ended ...
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In 2013, 5Pointz Was Lost And An Autistic Boy Tragically Died

Queens Chronicle - 15 Nov 2018
Hundreds of people gathered at the location shortly after the artwork was painted over. Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic, nonverbal student, ran out of school and set off a citywide search. Despite the best efforts of volunteers he was never seen ...
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Legislation drawn up after the death of Avonte Oquendo is now law

TimesLedger - 30 Mar 2018
The massive bill included “Kevin & Avonte's Law,” which U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) first introduced in response to the Avonte Oquendo tragedy in 2014 when the mute autistic boy walked past a school safety officer and through a door at the ...
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Avonte's Law becomes reality four years later

Queens Chronicle - 29 Mar 2018
A bill that was drawn up after the death of Avonte Oquendo, a mute autistic boy who ran out of his Long Island City school and was found dead months later, was included in the federal omnibus spending package signed by President Trump March 23.
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Autistic boy vanishes from Harlem school and is found blocks away

New York Daily News - 19 Dec 2017
Paris' brief disappearance comes roughly four years after Avonte Oquendo ran out a side door of the Riverview School in Queens on Oct. 4, 2013. After an exhaustive search and painful wait for answers, 14-year-old Avonte's remains were found on the ...
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Report Says Mother Warned Queens School to Watch Autistic Boy

New York Times - 28 Mar 2014
But the note the mother wrote about her son, Avonte Oquendo, was never shared with administrators, according to a report released on Thursday by the independent investigator for the New York City school system. On Oct. 4, the day Vanessa Fontaine's ...
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DNA Confirms Body Parts Belong to Missing Boy With Autism

New York Times - 22 Jan 2014
With the discovery last week of a body in pieces on the shoreline of the East River, and clothes that appeared to match those last worn by the teenager, hopes dimmed that the boy, Avonte Oquendo, would turn up alive. Those days of uncertainty ended ...
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The Boy Who Ran: The Life and Death of Avonte Oquendo

New York Magazine - 01 Apr 2014
Oquendo moved to Florida shortly after Avonte's diagnosis, so Fontaine and the brothers became Avonte's caregivers. She never sought out a community of parents with kids like Avonte and came to believe that that sort of help was almost beside the point ...
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Avonte Oquendo's Grieving Brother Finds Mentor After Tragedy

DNAinfo - 23 May 2016
TRIBECA — Danny Oquendo just wrapped up his second year at New York Law School and ranks first in his class of about 90 students, but his current success likely wouldn't be possible without past heartbreak — and the guidance of an unlikely mentor.
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Avonte may have drowned after running from dog: sources

New York Post - 19 Jan 2014
He may have died facing his two greatest fears — dogs and water. Missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was seen running from a dog at a nearby park right after he slipped out of his Queens school, and he likely fell into the East River in his panic, ...
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Where Is Avonte Oquendo?

New Yorker - 24 Oct 2013
On October 4th, a boy named Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school in Queens in the middle of the day. He'd first approached one exit, where a security guard, with a degree of diligence that will long be debated, asked him where he was going. He didn ...

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