Autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo to be laid to rest

The 14-year-old’s remains were found last week following his disappearance in October. (1/24/14)

NEW YORK - The family of autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo is getting ready to say their final goodbyes.

The 14-year-old will be laid to rest following his disappearance in October, which led to a citywide search that spanned all five boroughs for nearly four months.

The medical examiner confirmed earlier this week that remains discovered along an East River shore in Queens are Oquendo.

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The public is invited to pay respects during a funeral Mass at Saint Joseph's Church in Manhattan at 11 a.m. Saturday. 

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