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What’s next in Avonte Oquendo investigation [VIDEO]

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of an autistic New York City teen found dead more than three months after he vanished from his school plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Attorney David Perecman says he will file the legal claim on behalf of the family of Avonte Oquendo, whose remains were found at the edge of the East River last week.

The city medical examiner confirmed the identity of the remains Tuesday.

Avonte

Perecman says Avonte’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, is inconsolable.

The family first said in October that it would sue the city. At the time, Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott declined to respond to the family’s criticisms.

The city’s law department didn’t immediately comment Tuesday, but it has previously called the matter distressing.

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