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08/22/2014 05:11 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2014

Brother Of Teen With Autism Who Went Missing, Died To Become Legal Advocate

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Avonte Oquendo's older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help children with autism in the wake of his brother's death.

Danny Oquendo, 27, passed the LSAT six years ago and is finally starting New York Law School this week, inspired by Avonte. The autistic boy disappeared last October after he ran out of his Queens school unsupervised. After a months-long search that gripped the city, Avonte's remains were found in the East River near College Point in January.

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