Family honors Avonte Oquendo with march 2 years after disappearance

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News 12 Interactive (10/10/15)

THE BRONX - The family of Avonte Oquendo is marching today in remembrance of the teen with autism who disappeared two years ago.

The 14-year-old wandered from his school in Long Island City on Oct. 4, 2013.

He was eventually found dead in the East River after a desperate three-month search.

His death paved the way for Avonte's law, which required the city’s Department of Education to assess the need for door alarms at schools.

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