DNA testing has confirmed the remains found on a Queens beach are those of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo, the medical examiner’s Office said Tuesday.
Searchers began finding body parts, including arms, legs, and a lower torso, on the beach by College Point on Thursday. They found a skull on Monday, the family’s lawyer said.
The cause and manner of death are pending further study, the medical examiner’s office said.
Avonte, 14, was last seen of Oct. 4 running from the Riverview School in Long Island City.
The family has been hoping that the remains were not Avonte. They have notified the city that they intend to file suit because he was not prevented from leaving the school.