Remains Found Are Missing NYC Autistic Teen's

Medical examiner says DNA confirms remains found along East River belong to Avonte Oquendo, 14.
3:00 | 01/21/14

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Today the family of -- cuando was told that remains found in the East River last week are those of their missing fourteen year olds on. It has been more than fifteen weeks since -- -- who suffer from autism walked out of this school and vanished and while his family mourns. New questions today about how he was ever able to leave undetected Eyewitness News reporter Kimberly -- -- Has. It could've turned out another way. But has not. -- attorney David -- resident says crushing news for Vanessa Fontaine a mother who just days ago would not could not bring herself. To believe human remains found here along the East River belong to -- son -- -- fourteen year old who this city and countless others across the country. -- rooting for hoping police would find a life. -- imagined the moment he would be reunited with his family. But today the medical examiner announced DNA tests confirmed pieces of bone and other parts first discovered Thursday. -- -- -- -- Also this perhaps the single item that tugs at your soul -- -- T shirt found in the river the same one of -- was wearing October 4. The last time anyone saw the autistic teen -- Security cameras at his school captured the footage of up on day. Walking out of the building. -- -- so many things that went wrong. If he could make it people formal ceremonies. His disappearance prompted a massive search hundreds looking for the bright eyed teen who was unable to talk. Will today's news give -- Stanley any sense of closure. David says nothing well. Kimberly -- channel seven Eyewitness News.

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