Missing autistic teen last seen leaving LIC school [With Video]

By Rich Bockmann

The NYPD is asking for help finding an autistic teenager who was last seen at his Long Island City school Friday.

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last spotted around 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Center Boulevard School on 51 Ave.

Police said Avonte cannot communicate verbally. He is 5-foot-3, weighs 125 pounds and was last seen wearing black jeans, black sneakers and a gray, striped shirt.

Anyone with information about Avonte is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

A photo of the missing is attached and available at DCPI.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at rbockmann@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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