Search continues for missing boy
The city-wide search continues for Avonte Oquendo, 14, the autistic Rego Park boy who ran out of his Long Island City school Oct. 4 and who has not been seen since.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority suspended all non-emergency work Thursday and Friday nights while more than 200 track workers scoured signal, communication and machine rooms, as well as tracks and stations, to no avail. At least four Facebook pages have sprung up devoted to locating the lost youth and various individuals have stepped forward offering rewards for the child's safe return. Avonte, who is 5-feet three inches and 125 lbs., cannot communicate verbally. He was last seen wearing a grey striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.
Anyone with information can call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800 577 TIPS, text a tip to 274637 and enter TIP577 or submit a tip at the Crime Stoppers website - www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.