Avonte Oquendo's remains found on Queens beach, DNA tests confirm.
DNA testing has confirmed the remains found on a Queens beach are those of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday.
The family's lawyer, David Perecman, held a press conference about the DNA results, and Avonte's heartbroken mom, Vanessa Oquendo, was noticeably not present.
Vanessa and Daniel Oquenda were hoping that the remains found were not Avonte's. They have previously notified the city that they intend to sue.