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Cobble Hill »

Family of Autistic Student Who Died to Sue City for Negligence, Lawyer Says

Dyasha Phelps Smith, 21, choked on a muffin at her Cobble Hill school on Oct. 28, her family said. 

Cobble Hill »

Family of Autistic Student Who Died in School Hires Avonte Oquendo Lawyer

Dyasha Smith, 21, choked to death on a muffin in her Cobble Hill school.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Family Files Suit Against the City

The suit alleges negligence in the death of the teen, who went missing from his school in October.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo Tried to Run Away Day Before He Went Missing, Attorney Says

The family's lawyer says Avonte made a similar attempt to run a day prior to his disappearance.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Mother Warned of Son's Tendency to 'Run,' Probe Finds

The case has been turned over to the Queens District Attorney's office for review.

Midtown »

With Cause of Death Inconclusive, Avonte's Family Looks to NYPD's Files

Avonte Oquendo's family asked to look at the NYPD's investigation into the death of the autistic teen.

Long Island City »

Video Shows Avonte Oquendo Running Through Open Door at School

The video shows the autistic teen running out of the school through an open door.

Long Island City »

Schumer Proposes 'Avonte's Law' to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Kids

The devices would be voluntary and designed for parents of children who have a tendency to "bolt."

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Mother Files Court Action for Access to Police Records

Vanessa Fontaine is seeking access to NYPD documents surrounding her son's disappearance on Oct. 4.

College Point »

Remains Found on Queens Beach Identified as Avonte Oquendo's, NYPD Says

The bones were found on a beach and identified as Avonte's on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

College Point »

Skull Believed to Be Avonte Oquendo's Found in College Point, Sources Say

Investigators found a skull in College Point that they believe belonged to Avonte Oquendo.

Long Island City »

DOE Chief Vows to Boost Safety Measures After Autistic Teen's Disappearance

The DOE will increase security after the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.

Long Island City »

Subway Rider in Photo is Not Missing Autistic Teen, Police Say

Police have confirmed that the young man pictured in a photo circulating online is not Avonte Oquendo.

Long Island City »

Avonte's Mom Pleads for NYPD to Keep Searching

The family of Avonte Oquendo remain hopeful as the search for the missing teen enters its third week.

Long Island City »

Safety Agent Not to Blame for Avonte Oquendo Going Missing, Kelly Says

Investigators were continuing their search for Avonte Oquendo, who disappeared from his school Oct. 4.

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