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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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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 Remains Found in Queens

New York Times - 22 Jan 2014
First there was the disappearance: a 14-year-old boy with autism last seen walking out of his school by the Queens waterfront last fall. Then there were the months of searching, the posters of a fresh-faced teenager that a city came to know simply as ...
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Avonte Oquendo's Grieving Brother Finds Mentor After Tragedy

DNAinfo - 23 May 2016
Three months later, a photography student walking along a rocky inlet in College Point found Avonte's remains. “Everyone copes with things in different ways, but I needed to turn this tragedy into something positive,” Danny Oquendo, now 28, said. He ...
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Avonte may have drowned after running from dog: sources

New York Post - 19 Jan 2014
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, law-enforcement sources told The Post Friday. The drowning scenario ...
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'Kevin and Avonte's Law' to help track autistic kids passes House

New York Daily News - 08 Dec 2016
Named in part for a New York City teen who drowned in the East River after slipping out of his school, “Kevin and Avonte's Law” would reauthorize and expand a program designed to help locate missing Alzheimer's patients to now also include autistic ...
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An Outpouring of Support as Avonte Oquendo Is Laid to Rest

New York Times - 25 Jan 2014
Avonte Oquendo's smiling school portrait was on display next to the white coffin, decorated with four carved angels, that held his remains during his funeral on Saturday. It was also on the mourners' lapels and the screens of cellphones clutched by the ...
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'Kevin and Avonte's Law' passes House

Queens Chronicle - 15 Dec 2016
“What happened to Avonte Oquendo was a horrible tragedy that should have never occurred,” Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) said in a statement. “As a founder and Co-Chair of the Kids Safety Caucus, I believe that we must do everything we can to protect ...
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Senate unanimously passes Kevin and Avonte's Law

WABC-TV - 15 Jul 2016
The bill, known as Kevin and Avonte's Law, was named in honor of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, who wandered from his school in Queens and drowned in the East River in 2013, and 9-year-old Kevin Curtis Willis who drowned in the Raccoon River in Iowa ...
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Search for autistic teen focuses on railroad yard, source says

CNN - 19 Oct 2013
The search for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who ran out of his school two weeks ago, focused Friday on the Sunnyside East Rail Yard, a large railroad yard for passenger cars, in Long Island City, Queens, according to a source close to the ...
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Photo resembling Avonte Oquendo is not the missing teen, cops say

New York Daily News - 01 Nov 2013
A picture of a boy riding the subway that closely resembled Avonte Oquendo is not the missing teen, police said Thursday. The photo emerged Wednesday and even Avonte's father said there was a "close likeness." But police located the individual who was ...
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Avonte Oquendo's mother: 'There's no closure, there's no answers'

New York Daily News - 31 Mar 2014
Vanessa Fontaine, left, mother of Avonte Oquendo, with her lawyer David Perecman, appeared at a press conference Thursday. She says in the absence of any specific evidence, she can't bring herself to believe the official theory of the 14-year-old's death.

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