The HOT 97 Morning Show


Avonte Oquendo is a 14 year old boy who ran out of school yesterday and hasn't turned up yet. Avonte has autism, and he's unable to to speak. We just received an update that although he can't speak, he is able to write his name. Oquendo also has a fascination with trains, and has gone missing in the past, but has been found by a train station. We sympathize with Avonte's family, and we want the Hot 97 listeners and viewers to take the initiative in keeping your eyes open for Avonte.

A school security video surfaced of him leaving the Center Boulevard School on 51 Avenue in Long Island City at about 12:30PM Friday. There's a $10,000 reward if you can find him. If you have any information about Oquendo please contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or

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