Man uses iPhone app to find body of his missing girlfriend

by 15/02/2018 11:20:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • Lanecia Nelson, 24, was found dead near a charter school in southwest Atlanta
  • Her boyfriend pinpointed the area with the help of 'Find My Friends' iPhone app
  • He spotted her clothes and flagged down police who made the grim discovery
  • Her death has now been ruled a homicide after it emerged she had been shot 

By Julian Robinson for MailOnline

Published: 11:01 EST, 15 February 2018 | Updated: 11:20 EST, 15 February 2018

A boyfriend used the 'Find My Friends' iPhone app to help locate his missing partner - only to discover she had been shot dead.

Lanecia Nelson was found dead near a charter school in southwest Atlanta, Georgia, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The 24-year-old's partner, who has not been named, had been able to pinpoint the area with the help of the app, which uses GPS, and found some of her clothes.

A boyfriend used the 'Find My Friends' iPhone app to help locate his missing partner - only to discover she had been shot dead. Lanecia Nelson was found dead near a charter school off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (pictured) in Atlanta, Georgia

The 24-year-old's partner, who has not been named, had been able to pinpoint the area with the help of the app, which uses GPS, and found some of her clothes. He then flagged down police who made the grim discovery of her body on a woodland trail
The 24-year-old's partner, who has not been named, had been able to pinpoint the area with the help of the app, which uses GPS, and found some of her clothes. He then flagged down police who made the grim discovery of her body on a woodland trail

The 24-year-old's partner, who has not been named, had been able to pinpoint the area with the help of the app, which uses GPS, and found some of her clothes. He then flagged down police who made the grim discovery of her body on a woodland trail

He then flagged down police who made the grim discovery of her body on a woodland trail.

Her death has since been ruled as a homicide after the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said she had been shot in the head.

A uniformed officer was alerted by the boyfriend on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 

APPLE'S FIND MY FRIENDS APP

Apple's Find My Friends app lets users easily share and monitor the location of family and loved ones.

Friends have to consent to being tracked, but once they accept the invitation the initial user can request to see their loved one's location.

They can also get location-based alerts that notify them when they arrive at an airport, or when a child leaves school.

And if at any time someone doesn't want to be followed, they can hide their location with a single switch.

Police dogs were then used to locate the body at 2.40am about 500 yards away.

Authorities say the man cooperated with police and was not considered a suspect. 

Nelson's relatives had reported her missing on Tuesday.

Officer Donald Hannah told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 'Our homicide unit is working to gather and explore all possible leads.'

Police Lt. Carven Tyus told WSBTV: 'We'll be reaching out to family members, trying to ascertain where exactly the victim was, who she was last seen with, and we'll just seek help from the public in identifying what happened here.'

Apple's Find My Friends app lets users easily share and monitor the location of family and loved ones
Apple's Find My Friends app lets users easily share and monitor the location of family and loved ones

Apple's Find My Friends app lets users easily share and monitor the location of family and loved ones

  

 

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