Still no sign of Avonte; reward increased for autistic boy - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Still no sign of Avonte; reward increased for autistic boy

Posted: Updated:

Family members of Avonte Oquendo, 14, joined the Rev. Al Sharpton at his Harlem headquarters on Saturday in a rally to draw attention to the search for the missing autistic boy. They thanked New Yorkers for their support but said more needs to be done.

Sharpton is contributing $5,000 to the reward fund for Oquendo who has been missing since Oct. 4 when he walked out of his New York City school.

The reward for Avonte's safe return was up to $89,500 as of Saturday, including Sharpton's donation.

A search party set out Saturday from a tent in front of Avonte's school in Long Island City, Queens.

Daniel Oquendo Sr. asked everyone to keep their eyes open for Avonte and to "keep praying for us."

Sharpton said his National Action Network would help.

Oquendo is 5'3" tall and approximately 120 lbs.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • Toddler safe after stroller falls onto tracks

    Toddler safe after stroller falls onto tracks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:18:12 GMT
    Authorities say a 2-year-old girl is safe after the stroller she was in rolled off a Queens subway platform onto the tracks. Fire Department officials say it happened at the Jamaica Center-Parsons Boulevard stop in Jamaica at 11:26 a.m. Monday. Witnesses say the mother had turned away briefly to put something in the trash when the strolled fell onto the empty tracks.
    Authorities say a 2-year-old girl is safe after the stroller she was in rolled off a Queens subway platform onto the tracks. Fire Department officials say it happened at the Jamaica Center-Parsons Boulevard stop in Jamaica at 11:26 a.m. Monday. Witnesses say the mother had turned away briefly to put something in the trash when the strolled fell onto the empty tracks.
  • Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

    Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:48:52 GMT
    A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
    A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
  • 105-year-old woman to throw out first pitch

    105-year-old woman to throw out first pitch

    Jul 18, 2014 01:25 PM2014-07-21 13:21:45 GMT
    At 105 years old, an California woman will throw the ceremonial first pitch when the Mets play at the Padres on Sunday.
    At 105 years old, an California woman will throw the ceremonial first pitch when the Mets play at the Padres on Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices