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Did Mutilated Teen Cadet Fall From an Airplane?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Authorities are investigating whether the North Carolina teen who was found battered to death on the side of a Massachusetts road more than 800 miles from home fell to his death from an airplane.

Remains found in Milton, Mass., last Monday have been identified as Delvonte Tisdale, 16, and one line of investigation is whether the ROTC cadet had been a stowaway in an aircraft. "The investigation remains active and ongoing on multiple fronts," David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney William Keating, said in a statement.

But an airport spokesman confirmed that he had been asked for information regarding the flights that flew over the area where Tisdale's body was found.

"I got a call about the possibility of a stowaway in one of the nose-wells of an aircraft," Logan International Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella said. "While I can't confirm that [he fell], we were asked to look into the flight tracks of who flew in over that community on the day [Tisdale] was found."

Craig Tisdale told the Charlotte Observer that his brother may have been running away from his father, with whom he did not have a good relationship. He said that Tisdale had planned to get a ride to Baltimore where his mother lives from friends heading to Boston, according to the paper.

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