Skeletal Remains Might Belong to Missing Autistic Boy

Skeletal remains found in Queens, NY, might belong to Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old Autistic boy who went missing from his school in September.

Police searched the East River when an arm washed up on shore in College Point, Queens. A 14-year-old girl walking along the banks of the river spotted the arm and tweeted about her macabre find before calling police.

“Instead of calling 911 right away, she got on Twitter and talked about it,” a police source told the NY Post. “Then she finally told her mom and they called 911.”

“We found the arm and it’s been here a while because it’s skeletal,” the source said. “But where there’s an arm, there’s a body.”

A pair of 5 1/2 sized boys sneakers found near the site of the arm’s discovery matched the description of the sneakers the boy was wearing when he disappeared, according to CBS 2 and the New York Post.

The NYPD have reportedly contacted the boy’s family.

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