NYPD: Photo is not that of missing autistic teen

In this Oct. 21, 2013 photo, a missing poster asking for help in finding Avonte Oquendo is displayed at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Oquendo, 14, who is autistic, was last seen on Oct. 4 walking out of his Queens school. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, a 13-year-old riding a subway snapped a picture of a boy who resembles Oquendo , but his parents said they couldn't be sure it's their son. (AP Photo/Barbara Woike)
October 31, 2013 12:13:41 PM PDT
New York City police have determined that a photo of a boy riding a subway train is not that of an autistic boy missing for nearly a month.

A 13-year-old snapped the picture Tuesday and later posted it on his Facebook page.

Authorities said Thursday that the boy shown in the photo went with his mother to see police.

The boy resembles 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, who was last seen on Oct. 4 walking out of his Queens school.

The teen who took the photo approached the boy and asked if he was Avonte. But the boy didn't respond.

Avonte's parents had said they couldn't be sure that the photo showed their son.


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