DNA Tests Confirm Body Found in Queens is Avonte Oquendo's

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DNA tests conducted by the city medical examiner confirmed that the remains found at College Point, Queens late Thursday night are, in fact, those of Avonte Oquendo.

On Friday, police confirmed that the pants and shoes found on the body matched, in both size and color, the clothes Oquendo was wearing when he was last seen.

Oquendo, who was autistic and non-verbal, walked out the Riverview School in Long Island City, Queens on October 4, 2013.

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UPDATED: Partial Body Found Near the East River Linked to Missing Teen Avonte Oquendo

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Powell Cove, Queens
NYPD investigators were dispatched to College Point, Queens at 7 p.m. Thursday night after a young woman discovered the remains of a body near Powell Cove Boulevard and Endeavor Place.

An NYPD spokesman tells the Voice that the body -- a lower torso, including both legs and one arm -- was partially decomposed. The remains have been turned over to the medical examiner to determine the cause of death. Police divers were on the scene Friday morning searching for more evidence.

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