Police Search for Missing Queens Teen | NBC New York

Police Search for Missing Queens Teen

Avonte Oquendo is mute, according to officials



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

    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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