Body of suspected child stowaway found in US cargo plane

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The body of a suspected child stowaway was found in the compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a base in Germany, a Pentagon spokesman confirms.

Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the suspected stowaway was a black male who may have been of African origin. The plane stopped in several African countries before it arrived Sunday at Germany's Ramstein air base.

The C-130 was supporting a U.S. Africom mission.

German authorities are investigating the incident.

Fox News' Justin Fishel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.