Mass. Prosecutor Believes Charlotte Teen Fell From Plane Wheel Well
A Massachusetts prosecutor says a North Mecklenburg High student found dead last month likely fell from the wheel well of a plane. The body of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale was found the night of Nov. 15th in an upper class neighborhood in the Boston suburb of Milton. His body was mutilated. Speculation soon turned to the sky because the neighborhood is on the flight path for some planes that land at Boston's Logan International Airport. Planes lower their landing gear over the area. Norfolk, Massachusetts, District Attorney William Keating says police searched the area Friday and found sneakers and a shirt that match clothing his family said he'd worn. The Boston Globe reports that Keating said at a press conference Friday that police found hand and fingerprints inside the left wheel well of a plane that flew from Charlotte to Boston. Final forensic tests are pending. The Globe also reports that Keating notified federal official that security was breached at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. He's said it's a great concern that such a security breach could occur. Charlotte-Douglas officials have largely kept silent on the subject of a possible security breach. On Tuesday, spokeswoman Haley Gentry said the airport was not involved in any investigation, and that airport officials don't discuss security issues.