Cover Story: Could someone stowaway?

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The mysterious death of a Charlotte teen.  A family grieves.  They're mourning the loss of 16-year old Delvonte Tisdale.

His body was found mutilated in a Massachusetts street just 24 hours after he vanished from his Charlotte home.

Now there's a peculiar yet plausible theory on how he died. He may have fallen from the sky.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Delvonte Tisdale snuck onto a plane, hid in the wheel well and fell out.

His body was found Monday, November 15 in Milton, Massachusetts.  One homicide detective said it was one of the most brutal scenes he's ever come across.

In Boston, a Logan International Airport spokesperson says investigators have requested flight path information and are looking into the "remote" possibility that the 16-year-old may have fallen from an aircraft.

As for the investigation, we don't know if Delvonte made it onto a plane. But what if he did?

It really brings up a lot of unsettling questions.

How did he get on the plane? Could he have survived the trip? And how is this even possible?

PrimeTime's Jeff Atkinson reports in our Cover Story.