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Remains Identified as Avonte Oquendo

Avonte Oquendo

DNA has confirmed the remains found in Queens are Avonte Oquendo, the Medical Examiner says. His family has been informed. Oquendo's mother was notified early Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The cause and manner of death are pending. Word comes after searchers found a skull in the waters off College Point, Queens over the weekend. A second arm and teeth were also recovered from the river, along with clothes matching those worn by Avonte. Other remains were found on a rock in the water near the College Point Yacht Club around 7 p.m. Thursday, about 11 miles from where Avonte was last seen.

The 14-year-old was last seen on video walking out of his school in Long Island City on October 4. For weeks, family, friends and strangers searched for Avonte. His missing poster was plastered in the subways and announcements made as part of the all-out effort to find him.

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