LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (PIX11) - There will be no rest in Long Island City while 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo is still missing. The time is taking a toll on his family, friends and volunteers desperately searching for him. Avonte’s father remains strong, optimistic and hopeful.
Avonte’s father remains strong, optimistic and hopeful.
“No. I’m not concerned at all,” Mr. Oquendo said on Friday. “All I know is my son is missing, and I hope he’s okay, and I’m positive we’re going to find him.”
A local celebrity in the hip-hop community, Ralph McDaniels, and a community advocate joined the search as well, and called everyone to action. Avonte went missing Oct 4, last seen on surveillance video running from the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.