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A missing poster for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for 3 weeks since walking out of his school, is posted on a subway window in the Times Square station of New York
A missing poster for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for 3 weeks since walking out of his school, is posted on a subway window in the Times Square station of New York, October 25, 2013. New York Police commissioner Ray Kelly has been quoted in local media saying "Unfortunately, we are not hopeful that we're going to find this young man alive, but we are continuing our search." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

Search for missing autistic teen in NYC

January 17, 2014

Police were investigating whether human remains found along the shore of New York City's East River could be those of an autistic teen who walked out of his school and vanished more than three months ago, a law enforcement official said Friday.

A person shooting photos discovered what looked like an arm on Thursday, said the official, who had direct knowledge of the case.

Police also found a torso and legs in the water, along with a dark-colored shoe and clothes resembling what the boy was last seen wearing, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP)