CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS/AP) — A federal agency says it didn’t order police in North Carolina to seal a report about a teen who died after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet flying from Charlotte to Boston.
The revelation, first reported Thursday by The Charlotte Observer, appears to contradict what police said as they indicated they had completed a probe involving the death of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale.
Tisdale’s body was found in a Milton neighborhood in November.
Investigators concluded he fell from the sky when the plane opened its landing gear.
Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe said earlier this month that he couldn’t release the report for security reasons.
Jon Allen of the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday the agency only advised the city about information that could be sensitive to security.
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