Avonte Oquendo’s family to hold March for Safety in Long Island City
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To mark the second anniversary of the death of Avonte Oquendo, an autistic teenager who disappeared from The Riverview School in Long Island City, family members and friends will hold a March for Safety in his honor. The march will be held on Oct. 10 at Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City. Oquendo,14, managed […]

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Avonte Oquendo’s mom files suit against city: reports
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The mother of Avonte Oquendo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, charging various agencies and individuals with negligence leading to the death of the 14-year-old autistic teen, according to published reports. Vanessa Fontaine reportedly filed the suit last week in Queens Supreme Court blaming the Department of Education, NYPD and members of […]

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Avonte Oquendo’s cause of death undetermined: medical examiner
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The medical examiner has ruled the cause and manner of Avonte Oquendo‘s death as undetermined. The 14-year-old was last seen at the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City across the street from the East River in October. Almost four months later his remains were found washed up in College Point. There have been conflicting […]

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Avonte Oquendo remembered as smiling, courageous boy at funeral
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ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA  After the search for autistic Rego Park teen Avonte Oquendo ended tragically, hundreds of mourners came out to say goodbye at his funeral Saturday, where he was remembered as a silent yet always smiling, courageous boy. Family and friends gathered at a private ceremony held at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home in Manhattan, […]

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Funeral set for Avonte Oquendo, mom files suit against city
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After human remains found in College Point were identified as missing teen Avonte Oquendo earlier this week, funeral plans have been set for this Saturday. A private ceremony, opened only to friends and family, will be held at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home located at 199 Bleecker St. in Manhattan from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. […]

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