NY Police Commish: “Not Hopeful” Missing Autistic Boy is Still Alive

Not Avonte Oquendo

A photo of a boy riding a NY subway train who was thought to be missing 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo has been identified. NYPD officers located the boy in the photo and determined he was not the missing autistic child who vanished after he walked out of his Queens, NY high school on Oct. 4.

“It was not Avonte. This person whose photo it was was in the precinct with his parents,” a police spokeswoman told the Daily News.

The photo, taken by an unidentified teenager on Tuesday, lifted hopes that Avonte was alive, but Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said he was “not hopeful” Avonte was still alive. Kelly later apologized to Avonte’s enraged family.

Avonte Oquendo missing flyer

According to the NY Daily News, the family was “hesitant” to identify that the photo was, or wasn’t, Avonte, who has a fascination with trains.

A reward for information on Avonte’s whereabouts has increased to $85,000, CBS reports.

Meanwhile, another autistic boy has been reported missing.

The NY daily News reports, Robert Richard, 14, went missing from Yonkers and may have wandered somewhere in the Bronx, authorities said Wednesday night. Anyone with information on either boy is asked to call 911.



 


43 Responses to “NY Police Commish: “Not Hopeful” Missing Autistic Boy is Still Alive”

  1. 1
    Just Looking says:

    :sad: Log off

    :bye:

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    The Master Beta :D says:

    I swear it sucks to be Black in America they done just deemed the boy dead but mofos still looking for Natalie Holloway :no:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Thats sad, The boy on the Subway,lOOks much older.
    :wave: roses

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    I swear it sucks to be Black in America they done just deemed the boy dead but mofos still looking for Natalie Holloway
    ____________

    Girl you just said a mouthful. :|

  5. 5
    OutsidetheBox says:

    :hi: LuVie.

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    I swear it sucks to be Black in America they done just deemed the boy dead but mofos still looking for Natalie Holloway

    ~
    ~
    Mmmh HMMM, I was just in the salon, they had the “Carlina White” story on
    I said had she been white, they would have tracked every woman on the EastCoast that just miscarried, and founf CArlina within 48 hours
    #SHAME

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    GellySammich says:

    :no: Why didn’t you just update downstairs and let us not see it if we didn’t want to?! I’m bout to go sleep the day away. :peace:

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    Bootcampgirl says:

    Hey Luvn :waves:
    _____________
    Well I guess the NYPD has already rushed to judgement… :rolleyes: I’m glad that they’re offering such a high reward..

  9. 9
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :hi: BOOT,oTB,Beta,GEllY :kiss:

  10. 10

    Shid favor to me, but we all got a twin

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    §ðçñµëþÿüîœæß says:

    but mofos still looking for Natalie Holloway

    Interesting point. We’ve got to start looking out for each other. Only time they’re looking, is to make sure we’re not stealing.

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    “Hi Avonte, it’s mom. Come to the flashing lights, Avonte,” the boy’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, says in the recording. “It’s mom, Avonte. Hi Avonte, come to the flashing lights. It’s mom.”

    ———-
    I know this aint funny but why I think of the Poltergist movie :facepalm:

  14. 14
    Bootcampgirl says:

    :spank: @San

  15. 15

    this makes me VERY sad. why was he riding alone? let me read the whole thing :(

  16. 16

    @ San

    Welcome to the Darkside….You ma’am, Ain’t Shyt. :hug:

  17. 17

    Forgive me :ashamed:
    With all these predators out here :no:

  18. 18
    Bootcampgirl says:

    :offtopic: Since when did you have to be 12 and under to trick or treat? :think: I don’t think I remember any age restrictions when I was younger…

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    Atypical says:

    I was watching some program where they were saying with missing children the first 24 hrs are crucial. If more than 72 hrs passes the probablity of finding the child alive is cut in half…So even though the nypd commissioner was tacky af for saying it, it’s not like he’s lying…I pray they find him. Safe and sound.

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    The Master Beta :D says:

    I swear it sucks to be Black in America they done just deemed the boy dead but mofos still looking for Natalie Holloway
    _________________

    :thankyou:

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    Bootcampgirl says:

    @Atypical-agreed but, use some discretion..

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    Bootcampgirl says:

    :offtopic: Since when did you have to be 12 and under to trick or treat? :think: I don’t think I remember any age restrictions when I was younger…
    ________________

    There isn’t an age restriction , not that I know of :thinking:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Sandra can we have a new post so I can say what foolishness a “sale” has gotten me to purchase. :newpost: please.

    Beyonce teased some music..

    Ye woke up this morning, so I’m sure he has said something stupid… :thinking:

    Kim K was on Jay. :lol: :eek:

  26. 26

    We gotta make this post go left really fast.

  27. 27
    Sandra Rose says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Beyonce teased some music..
    __________________

    I heard that mess yesterday. It isn’t even worth posting. :no:

  28. 28

    Sandra can we have a new post so I can say what foolishness a “sale” has gotten me to purchase. please.

    ——–
    What you buy?

  29. 29

    The management has a message for San…..

  30. 30
    Bootcampgirl says:

    There isn’t an age restriction , not that I know of
    _____________
    It must just be wack ass DE.. :shrugs:

  31. 31
    Bootcampgirl says:

    :popcorn:

  32. 32
    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    Hey Roses, guess what?!!!! I got the job!!!! :danban: <<<<<<<<< really the Martin dance Pump it pump it

  33. 33

    The management has a message for San…..

    —————-
    :( I know, I know (advertisement right now)

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Sandra Rose :hahaha: You is a mean guhl!

  35. 35
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Its X Rated, San. :eek: :gossip: Later. :yes:

  36. 36
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I got the job!!!! :danban:
    _________

    You the second Rose dunn came into some money today. :yahoo:

  37. 37
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Just read D.WADE has a baby on the WAY :tea:

  38. 38

    Its X Rated, San. :eek: :gossip: Later. :yes:
    ————
    Cool :popcorn:

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    You the second Rose dunn came into some money today.
    _____________________________

    Who else?!!!!! congrats to them too!!! :buttshake:

  41. 41
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :woohoo: CONGRATS Brown! I told you u would get it :yes:

  42. 42
    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    You sure did Luvn!!! Thank you!!!!

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    rwilliams4782 says:

    I see cases like this a lot. The first 24 hrs are so critical to finding anyone let alone a child. Trust if someone had him they would gladly drop him off because he cannot talk therefore he can’t tell on them….also who can’t use 85,000? If someone knew anything they would have already told something. I hate to not be hopeful but it doesn’t look good.

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