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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of an autistic teen missing for three months.
 
The office said Tuesday that DNA tests confirm the remains found Thursday are those of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. He was last seen walking out of his school on Oct. 4. His disappearance prompted a search that included hundreds of police and volunteers.
 
The medical examiner says the cause and manner of death are pending further study.
 
A teenage girl shooting photos in a Queens park noticed a left arm, leading to the discovery of legs and lower torso. A part of a skull was also later recovered.
 
Authorities made the identification through DNA given by his family.
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Authorities have recovered human remains in a septic tanks in St. Francois County.

Just after 11 AM, the body was found on un occupied property northeast of Bonne Terre. The discovery is the result of a 7-month missing person investigation that involved Federal, State and local Law Enforcement agencies.

Identification of the body has not been released pending notification of the family.

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