Did Dead NC Teen Fall Out of a Plane?

Delvonte Tisdale may have been a stowaway, unhappy at home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2010 12:44 PM CST
Anthony Tisdale, right, father of Delvonte Tisdale, wipes his face during a news conference in front of his home in Charlotte, NC, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – There is a "remote" possibility that a teen whose battered remains were found near Boston's Logan International Airport died after falling from a plane's landing gear, authorities say. Delvonte Tisdale was last seen in his North Carolina home Nov. 14, and never returned home from school the following day. His body was found last week in Massachusetts, having suffered massive trauma but with no cause of death given, the AP reports. Investigators are working with the airport to determine if Tisdale could have met his death while attempting to stow away on a plane.

"Limited evidence" supports the theory, according to one expert, including the fact that Tisdale's body was found underneath the final approach course for a Logan runway, which is where the flight crew would likely lower the landing gear. Tisdale's father insists the 16-year-old was happy, but other relatives say he wanted to move back to Baltimore, where he had lived until age 13, and was unhappy living with his "strict" father. Click here for more on the tragic story, including evidence that seems to support the theory.
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