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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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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. The ...
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Avonte's Law: Requiem For Tragic Queens Teen

Western Queens Gazette - 28 Mar 2018
Kevin and Avonte's Law, named in memory of tragic Queens teenager Avonte Oquendo, will provide funding for tracking devices and programs that will help police and family members find autistic children when they go missing. Sen. Charles Schumer ...
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I On Politics

Western Queens Gazette - 28 Mar 2018
Schumer first introduced the bill in response to a fatal incident that occurred in 2013, when Avonte Oquendo, a non-verbal boy with autism, bolted from his Long Island City school. His remains were found months later, in January 2014. US Senator Amy ...
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The Boy Who Ran: The Life and Death of Avonte Oquendo

New York Magazine - 01 Apr 2014
She was a teenager when she met Daniel Oquendo and just 19 when their first son, Jason, was born. Next came Anthony, Andrew, and Jovan and finally Avonte, the baby, in 1999, when she was 34. The family lived in the three-bedroom apartment in Rego Park ...
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Autistic boy vanishes from Harlem school and is found blocks away

New York Daily News - 19 Dec 2017
A nonverbal autistic boy wandered away from his Harlem school Monday and walked several blocks before a cabbie spotted him and called police, the child's outraged father told the Daily News. Paris Washington, 5, was playing outside during his 10:30 a.m ...
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Avonte Oquendo Remains Found in Queens

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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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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