WEB DESK: A woman in Texas used her iPhone to track down the dead body of her husband after he did not come home one night.
Carla Melendez, said that she was worried that, Ramiro Acosta, 23, did not come home on Wednesday, January 13. She told local news channel ABC 13 Eyewitness News that he had previously been a gang member, and he might still have a lot of enemies.
She used the ‘Find My iPhone app’ on her iPhone, which had been linked to Acosta’s iPhone, and used it to track his location. She realized that he husband was 30 minute away from their house.
Early in the morning on Thursday, 14 January, when she saw that the pulsing dot representing her husband’s phone was still at the same location, she decided to investigate.
She drove to the area indicated by the app and found her husband’s body located by some trees along the side of a road called Turkey Drive, off Aldine Westfield Road. He had been shot once in the torso.
“[The app] showed trees and it was weird, because why would his phone be by trees? And it was there for a while,” said Melendez. “If somebody saw something please say something. He didn’t deserve to be thrown like this, like a dog in the street. I just wanted him to wake up, god knows how long he was laying there.”
In 2015, a Canadian teenager was shot dead after he tracked his stolen smartphone from thieves in Ontario; two UK women used the app to catch a handbag thief when police were too busy to respond to their call; and a businessman tracked his iPhone 5S down after it survived a 9,300ft drop from an aeroplane in Texas.