Police Search for Missing Queens Teen

Avonte Oquendo is mute, according to officials

Saturday, Oct 5, 2013  |  Updated 10:43 AM EDT
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Police Search for Missing Queens Teen

Police released this photo of Avonte Oquendo, who is 14 and said to be mute.

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Officials are searching for a 14-year-old Queens boy who is mute and was reported missing Friday.

Avonte Oquendo, who is 5 foot 3 and 125 pounds, was last seen leaving Center Boulevard School in Long Island City at around 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Oquendo was wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information about Oquendo's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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