Avonte Oquendo Reported Found, But Actually Still Missing

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 8, 2013 Updated: October 13, 2013

UPDATE: Police say that because of a mistake, it was reported that Oquendo was found when he was not. He is still missing as of Oct. 13.

Original story below——————-

Avonte Oquendo was found on Tuesday after having gone missing on Friday.

Oquendo, from Queens, was found in East Harlem, reported ABC.

Oquendo was previously last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The family says Avonte has a good understanding of the subway system but isn’t able to communicate verbally.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.