BROOKLYN - The family of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo is remaining hopeful that the boy is still alive as they await DNA test results on remains that were found last week.

The lawyer representing the family says that it is "not looking good" for the boy who went missing three months ago.

Human remains were found Thursday night along the East River in College Point, Queens. Investigators are waiting for the results of a DNA test to find out if they are truly Oquendo's.

The family's attorney told media outlets that the DNA testing could be completed by Wednesday. He also said that the family refuses to believe the remains are Oquendo's until the results are in.