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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — The parents of an autistic New York City teenager missing since October are holding on to a slim hope that human remains discovered on the banks of the East River belong to someone else.
But the family’s attorney David Perecmen conceded Saturday that “it’s not looking great” for the Oquendo’s family.
Perecmen spoke at the National Action Network alongside the Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday saying the clothing found on the remains appears to match what Avonte was wearing when he vanished.
Sources tell PIX11 that a jaw and teeth were also found at the scene.The body parts were discovered Thursday in a secluded inlet.Police returned to the Queens waterfront Saturday to gather more evidence.Perecman said the family is waiting for DNA tests to determine whether the remains belong to the missing teen.