Things aren’t looking good…
Via NYC Pix 11 reports:
A human arm and legs that were discovered along the shore of College Point, Queens, are being investigated as a possible development in the search for Avonte Oquendo, a missing boy with autism who disappeared in October, a police source tells PIX11 News.
At 7:16 p.m. Thursday, near Powell Cove Boulevard and Endeavor Place, an arm was discovered by a child, who took a picture of the body part and showed it to his mother back home, who then called police. Police then launched a search of the area, turning up two legs.
The feet had a pair of size 5 1/2 Air Jordans, a police source told PIX11 News. Those are the kind of shoes Oquendo was wearing when he disappeared from a school in Long Island City on October 4. The park where the body parts washed up is 11 miles from Oquendo’s school.
The Oquendo’s family attorney David Perecman told PIX11 that along with the shoes, underwear and jeans were found with the remains. The jeans found are the same size that Avonte wore. The brand is unknown. Perecman says the color of the jeans may have changed after being in water for so long. The underwear
“The underwear may give further clues,” said Perecman.
Perecman has been speaking with the family all night about the recent discovery and says his mother is skeptical.
Oquendo’s mother, who has hoped that her son was being held by a kidnapper, has been notified and will be taken to the medical examiner’s office later today to examine clothing found on the body parts, police told PIX11 News. A police car is stationed outside her home in Rego Park, Queens. Perecman told PIX11 News that Oquendo’s mother should hold out hope until everything is confirmed with the remains.
“This has been an unimaginably grim and horrific time for her and her family,” said Perecman.
We are still hoping and praying that Avonte returns home safely to his family.