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Funeral held for autistic NYC boy who vanished

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NEW YORK (AP) - A community of friends, relatives and strangers who came together to search for a missing New York City boy have come together again for his funeral.

About 200 mourners gathered Saturday at a Manhattan church for a mass for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo.

The ceremony at the Church of Saint Joseph was led by the former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan.

Avonte vanished after walking away from his Queens school during a lapse in supervision in October. He had autism.

His disappearance prompted a massive citywide search that included regular announcements on the subways.

The teen's remains were discovered last week on the Queens waterfront, several miles from the spot where he was last seen.

Investigators are still trying to determine how he died.

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