Heathrow Stowaway, Jose Matada, Who Fell To His Death Over London Is Finally Identified

Heathrow Stowaway Who Fell Onto London Street Finally Identified

Police have identified a man whose body fell from the undercarriage of a plane last year.

Jose Matada, aged 30, was found in Portman Avenue, Mortlake in September but his identity remained a mystery until now.

Detectives analysed a SIM card found in the Mozambican's jeans and contacted the phone numbers that were stored on it.

They had originally thought he was Angolan because of currency found in his pockets and the fact that a flight from Luanda, Angola had passed over shortly before the body was found.

Officers are now working with authorities in Mozambique to try to find his next of kin.

Mr Matada was not a member of the plane crew or a passenger.

A post mortem examination found that he died from multiple injuries and an inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

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