Goodbye Avonte Oquendo!

Avonte Oquendo

This past Tuesday, I received the worst piece of news that a parent can ever get about their child: Their child is dead! On January 21st, news reports confirmed that the remains of a once missing child belong to Avonte Oquendo.

Avonte Oquendo

I have nothing but tears and an angry face. Anger is what I feel because so many things didn’t happen and some irresponsible acts led to Avonte’s demise. I am grieving now for Avonte and his family. I feel as if Avonte was a family member.

I am heavyhearted and I don’t know what else to say. Please share your thoughts.


Thanks for listening,

Dad of Angel