December 18, 2014
LONDON (AP) - British police say they have finally identified a man whose body was found on a suburban London street in September after falling from the undercarriage of a plane as it prepared to land at Heathrow Airport.
Police identified the man Thursday as Jose Matada from Mozambique.
Police initially believed the man was from Ghana because he was found with currency from that country in his jeans and because a jet from Ghana was overhead shortly before his crumpled body was found in the suburb of Mortlake.
They eventually determined his identity by calling numbers found on a SIM card he was carrying. But efforts to locate his next of kin have failed so far. Police are still holding the body for repatriation.
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