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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The father of a 16-year-old Charlotte teen who may have fallen from an airplane wheel well says he does not know how or why his son ended up in Massachusetts.

Delvonte Tisdale was found dead in Milton, Mass., on Monday, Nov. 15.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Logan International Airport in Boston told NewsChannel 36 that local police are investigating the possibility that Tisdale may have been inside an airplane's wheel well and fell out.


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Milton is a suburb of Boston and is located about 12 miles from Logan International Airport.

In Charlotte Tuesday, Anthony Tisdale spoke to the media for the first time. He said he last saw his son at about 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

I said, 'Hey man, goodnight.' And that was the last time I saw my son, Tisdale said.

He said he had no idea why his son left home and that the teen was happy in Charlotte.

He loved Charlotte. He loved the area. He loved his high school, Tisdale said. His friends were great. He was able to associate himself with a lot of good folks at North Meck [High School].

Tisdale said his family moved to Charlotte from Greensboro. He said Delvonte has family up north, but not in the Boston area.

Tisdale said he did not know anything about Delvonte possibly being inside the wheel well of an airplane.

I don't know at this point. I know that there's a lot of things on the Internet. I've actually stopped reading the Internet. I didn't think it would get to that point, but I can't speculate on that, he said.

Rebecca Simensen, a spokesperson for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, said she was not aware of any security breach or investigation at the airport regarding Delvonte Tisdale.

Authorities say Tisdale's body suffered massive trauma and was so badly damaged that they could not determine a cause of death.

The Norfolk District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts released a statement Tuesday, saying they are investigating every possibility regarding how Delvonte Tisdale came to be found dead on Brierbrook Street in Milton, Mass.

Meanwhile, Anthony Tisdale said he is saddened that his son will not be with his family this Thanksgiving.

It's a hard loss for us. It's a difficult thing for us to accept. I still can't believe that my son isn't with us, he said.

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