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Further testing will be done to determine a cause of death for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo who went missing in October.
A medical examiner has confirmed that the human remains found in New York City are those of a missing 14-year-old autistic boy.
Avonte Oquendo disappeared in October after leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens.
The autistic teen, who was unable to communicate through speaking, was the subject of massive search effort.
Avonte's remains were not intact when they were discovered on the banks of the East River over the span of a few days.
A teenage girl shooting photos in a Queens park noticed a left arm, leading to the discovery of legs and lower torso.