NEW YORK - The family of autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo is getting ready to say their final goodbyes.
The 14-year-old will be laid to rest following his disappearance in October, which led to a citywide search that spanned all five boroughs for nearly four months.
The medical examiner confirmed earlier this week that remains discovered along an East River shore in Queens are Oquendo.
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The public is invited to pay respects during a funeral Mass at Saint Joseph's Church in Manhattan at 11 a.m. Saturday.