Teen mistaken for missing autistic boy Avonte Oquendo in East New York

The missing 14-year-old is non-verbal, and hasn’t been seen in more than four weeks. (11/7/13)

BROOKLYN - Police mobilized in East New York Wednesday for a false alarm in the search for missing autistic boy Avonte Oquendo.

Sources on the scene say that a teenage look-alike was mistaken for the 14-year-old, who is non-verbal and hasn't been seen since leaving his Queens school more than four weeks ago.

A photo had also surfaced last week of another boy resembling Oquendo riding the subway, but police later confirmed it was not him.

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Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police. A reward is being offered for his safe return.
 

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