He says he has no intention on returning to the states.
Is he cooperating with you to transfer the title? If so, you don't need his body in this country. You can send him a copy of the title, have him sign the section on the back to transfer ownership to you and mail it back. Then you just deliver it to the registry of motor vehicles, and they'll issue a new title in your name.
If that doesn't work, then it will depend on why you want the car in your name and why you think you're entitled to it. You will probably have to file something in court (I'm not sure which court), to get an order that the car should be yours. With that order in hand, you could then get the registry of motor vehicles to issue you a title in your name.
It would probably help to talk with an attorney for help.
Be aware that this response does not create an attorney/client relationship. I live and work in Massachusetts and may or may not know the local laws where you live. I hope people find my responses not only helpful but somewhat entertaining as well. If you rely on this as legal advice, remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."
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