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Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Case of NYC Boy With Autism Who Went Missing

The Daily News reports the lawsuit was filed last week in Queens Supreme Court

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    Hundreds of mourners gathered for Avonte Oquendo's funeral Saturday.

    The mother of a teenager with autism who disappeared from his school and was later found dead has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

    The Daily News reports the lawsuit was filed last week in Queens Supreme Court. It accuses New York City, the Department of Education, the NYPD and numerous individuals of negligence for allowing the 14-year-old boy to leave the school.
    Avonte Oquendo disappeared from his Queens school on Oct. 4, setting off a massive search that included extensive searches of subway tunnels and regular announcements over the public-address system at subway stations.
    His remains were found in the East River in January, several miles from where he vanished.
    A city Law Department spokesman said the lawsuit was under review.