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New questions arise after Avonte Oquendo’s cause of death ruled ‘undetermined’

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – An inclusive Medical Examiner’s report has sparked more questions about the death of Avonte Oquendo.

“We don’t know when Avonte went in the water, we don’t know if he went in the water that day, or if he went in the water the next day,” said Oquendo family attorney David Perecman.

No cause of death for Avonte Oquendo, and now no closure for the autistic teen’s family.

“Based on what we know he could have been picked up kidnapped, let in the water later,” said Oquendo family attorney David Perecman.

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The inclusive New York City Medical Examiner’s report released on Wednesday only leads to more questions, family attorney David Perecman said at a late news conference on Thursday.

Surveillance footage showed Oquendo leaving his Long Island City, Queens school through an open door on October 4th.

Oquendo’s remains were discovered on a Queens shore last month.

The attorney wants documents from the NYPD now that the ME report is complete.

“We do know one thing, whatever happened to him, they didn’t do something to him to leave the kind of marks on his lower body which was more intact,” said Perecman.

The family has filed a notice of claim against the city.

No evidence of trauma, according to ME report.

1 Comment

  • poer

    “We do know one thing, whatever happened to him, they didn’t do something to him to leave the kind of marks on his lower body which was more intact,” said Perecman.

    What?? That statement makes absolutely no sense.

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