Police searching for missing autistic teen last seen leaving LIC school

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Updated Monday, October 7, 12:40 p.m.

Cops are looking for a missing Rego Park teen who is autistic and cannot verbally communicate.

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m.

The teen is reportedly supposed to be supervised at all times, but somehow managed to escape the school.

He was wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers. Oquendo is 5’3″ tall and weighs 125 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.




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