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Cause of Avonte Oquendo's death unknown

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The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner has not been able to determine how Avonte Oquendo died.

The office has listed both the cause of death and the manner of death as "Undetermined," according to a news release.

Oquendo, 14, ran out of his school in Queens on October 4, 2013, and vanished. Police, family, and volunteers searched for him for weeks before his body was pulled from the East River in January.

Oquendo had a form of autism that kept him from speaking. It is not clear why he ran away from school through an apparently open door. The Department of Education has said it is investigating so that something like this doesn't happen again.

His family has filed a notice of intent to sue the city.

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner has not been able to determine how Avonte Oquendo died. The office has listed both the cause of death and the manner of death as "Undetermined," according to a news release.Oquendo, 14, ran out of his school in Queens on October 4, 2013, and vanished. Police, family, and volunteers searched for him for weeks before his body was pulled from the East River in January. Oquendo had a form of autism that kept him from speaking. It is not clear why he ran away from school through an apparently open door. The Department of Education has said it is investigating so that something like this doesn't happen again.His family has filed a notice of intent to sue the city.
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