Teen stowaway gets through airport security, stows away in wheel well, ends tragically.
December 10, 2010 3:29 PM Subscribe
Authorities believe a 16 year old boy found dead last month on a Milton, MA street fell out of the wheel well of an aircraft.
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Last month, the suburb of Milton, MA, was horrified when the mutilated body of a teenager was found in the road. The body lacked identification, but was eventually found to be that of Delvonte Tisdale, age 16, from Charlotte, NC. The mystery of how he got there when he had been seen the night before in his bedroom seems to have been solved: authorities now believe he stowed away in the wheel well of an aircraft from Charlotte to Boston, and fell out as the airplane approached Logan airport.
"Authorities decided to go public with their evidence that Tisdale was a stowaway because the apparent breach of airport security was such a serious public safety issue, [DA] Keating said. He said he'd informed the TSA, and expected them to thoroughly investigate."