Remains Found in NY Could Be Missing Autistic Teen

Avonte Oquendo's family was notified about the discovery made next to the East River in Queens.
3:00 | 01/17/14

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Right now the family attorney David -- -- speaking to reporters. He says of on -- -- -- family will not accept that these remains are those of the missing teen until DNA testing can prove that. He says right now the only thing police have linking the remains to the team is clothing. The remains are decomposed. So. -- really are no similarities. Except. It's a font size five and a half Nike Jordan sneakers. And a size sixteen genes. Which are -- -- -- was wearing on the day he left. Which are troubling things to hear. The clothing and -- human remains were found just down below from where we're standing close to the water you can see -- zodiac boat. With divers the tide -- -- and so they are in the water searching for more remains at this hour they're using special gloves because of the extremely cold temperatures visibility right now. Only about a foot and a half. It's called a grid search it inch by inch to dive team wades through the East River looking for human remains. Near the rocky -- spot where police found an arm legs and sneakers cadaver canines try to pick up the -- The search in the shadows of the Whitestone Bridge is exhausted and tedious. Zodiac -- more divers to assist. They'd look under these old abandoned docks moving through deep cold and murky waters for clues. In the darkness police helicopters provided -- -- harbor patrol scanned the surface. Around 715 last night detectives say -- teenage girl called police after finding body parts. The medical examiner removed the remains to the queens county more. Police stopped their search because of high time presuming early this morning. News -- seven was above the scene as police boats and divers scoured this section of the East River not far from LaGuardia Airport. Among those involved in the search today investigators from the 108. Precinct in Long Island City queens which is -- of on -- -- first went missing that's where his school list. Also on scene the queens DA as well as the chief of detectives. As well as the chief of department -- lot of high profile law enforcement involved in this case today. For now reporting live from college point queens Mack -- -- channel seven Eyewitness News.

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