Police release new photo in search for Avonte Oquendo, missing autistic boy from Queens
LONG ISLAND CITY - Police have released a new picture of the shirt Avonte Oquendo was wearing the day he went missing from his Queens school.
The NYPD has been scouring the city looking for the 14-year-old autistic boy who went missing on Oct. 4.
Authorities have been putting up posters and focusing their search on the subway system. Oquendo's family says he has a fascination with trains.
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Oquendo was last seen two weeks ago at the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City. He's unable to communicate verbally and is supposed to be watched at all times.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says a school safety officer saw Oquendo wandering around and told him to go back into the school. However surveillance cameras show him leaving the school.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. A $70,000 reward is being offered for his safe return.