Find My Friends app

A popular iPhone smartphone app led police to the body of a missing Atlanta woman on Wednesday, WSBTV reports.

Police found the body of a woman along a dirt trail near a school at 3 AM Wednesday. Her family had reported her missing. Police have not released the name of the missing woman who is in her 30s.

The woman's boyfriend used the "Find My Friends" app on his iPhone phone to ping the woman's phone off M.L.K. Jr. Drive SW near Atlanta Heights Charter School.

The app led him to a wooded area behind the Martin House at Adamsville Place senior living community, the reports.

After finding the woman's shoe in the woods, the boyfriend flagged down a police officer, according to Atlanta Police Lt. Carven Tyus.

Police do not consider the woman's boyfriend to be a suspect in the case.

“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,” Tyus said.

Detectives said there is no obvious trauma to the body and that the cause of death is still under investigation.

"Were asking the public, if anyone has information, to reach out to the Atlanta homicide unit,” Tyus said.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Oh wow.. and OH WOW.. folks is about to download the crap out that app..

  • tintin

    These apps are good and bad because you can find ppl but then what if you have a stalker or an obsessed ex

  • Liah


  • Kemi

    A blessing and a curse all rolled in one!

  • Yardgirl

    I have that function disabled on my phone. I am glad she had it on so that her body could be found. RIP sis :-(

  • Kemi

    Thank goodness for technology in this case. RIP ma’am!

  • JRock

    Yeah, that's crazy. Hope it doesn't turn out to be the boyfriend after further investigation. I remember a couple of years ago this dude stood and hugged his mother and father-in-law at a press conference as he pretended to help with the search for his wife. Then his story started falling apart and he was arrested for her murder.

    My son turned that APP on my phone 2 years ago and I told him to turn it off. He listened for a hot second and turned it off and then turned it back on.

    I'm so glad that technology had not been developed when I was in my 20s. I dated a stalker police officer. Yes, a man licensed to carry a gun. This MoFo had a detail of his friends to take over stalking me when he had to go to work on the night shift. Ninjas were hiding in my bushes and shit.

    Ladies please be careful. Some people are leaving home and never coming back home to their families because of sick-minded psychos.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Police do not consider the woman’s boyfriend to be a suspect in the case.


  • mona q

    This particular app you have to agree to share your location with your friends though so it wouldn't work if a stalker was trying to locate you on it. You can also take away permission to share your location should you have a falling out with someone. My family has this on our phones just in case of any emergency. We are all accountable and aren't doing anything or going anywhere that we shouldn't so it's no problem for us to be able to locate each other should we need to.

  • PhillyFacts

    Humbly turns off my location.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile fugg all them apps chile... I don't even carry a cellphone .... Because of the current demon spawn stalking my azz ... I tell anyone if you need see me See me at the crib ... including this stalking chick ... this psycho shyt is real .. good thing I don't fear ... so I set healthy boundaries specifically so I can be right here waiting for a bytch to run up.... I'm still waiting. . But man... I feel you with the stalking... Sweet Lordt I do. . Cause my current stalker has pretented to be me... And others lied on me. .. wants to have some sick twisted fetish with me etc ... you name it this woman has done ... so folks ask all the time why you don't have no cellphone J ... Well because a fool want leave me alone through technology ... Fugg stalkers man... End rant sweet Jesus

  • WutizstillHERE!

    For those who aren't aware of this feature with IPhone. There is this feature called SOS Emergency SOS. You set it up in your settings section. You add a person you trust phone number there and if you are in a situation where you can't unlock your phone and dial a number all you do is press your power button 5x quickly and the SOS Emergency SOS will show up below the Power Off button. When you swipe that it will send a ping of your location to that person who will know you are in trouble and get help. This can help if your child has allergies all the way to if you are abducted and don't want to look like you are calling for help. I have a 6S I don't know if the earlier models have it but I think 6S and above does. Try it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    when It's that bad... I got rid of my cellphone period. . Drastic measures but. .. this shyt here with stalking so real..

  • WutizstillHERE!



    Do what you must to keep you and yours safe, because some folks are really demented and crazy - out they rabid ass mind, as my Big Mama would say...

  • IamAllnatural

    Thanks for the good advice.

  • hottlanta

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  • IamAllnatural

    How are they asking for help from the public without giving any details besides a woman in her 30s.
    Praying for her family ??

  • IamAllnatural

    What is this world coming to. Praying for the victims, hopefully no fatalities.

  • TheOwley

    Law enforcement can ping cell phones to track missing people. It's great if you are in trouble and can't communicate for a rescue. It's not great if you don't want to be found. Your carrier can show you how to set up your android or IOS phone to activate those features. Lots of people are going missing, you don't hear about them. The phone could be a lifesaver if set up correctly.

  • Patty Anderson

    Something in the milk ain't clean. Boyfriend will be arrested for murder in 5....4....3.....2.....1

  • Renee26

    Ohh No!!! Praying for the victims...I hope they catch "Chad" soon!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They havent released her name yet. Usually that's because the authorities havent been able to nofitify her next of kin yet.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Good info. There's a tracking feature built into Android phones too, but it seems like it's not as easy to use as the iPhone version:

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Pretty useful app. This is good if you're going on a blind date, or going to see somebody for the first time that you met online.
    In that situation, you definitely want your people to know how to locate you at all times.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Changing your phone number should work right?

  • nick c

    No obvious trauma usually means OD but who knows

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile yeen lying bout that... Healthy boundaries are set ?

  • IamAllnatural

    Her boyfriend was there, so I’m sure her family was notified.
    They could give her description, car, clothing, or something so the public can help with the investigation. So sad, so young, RIP!

  • ?Royalty?

    Wow. ? Yeah a friend of mine made me promise to never date a cop, due to issues his sister was having (stalking and physical abuse)

    Just say NO?? to cops, MMA fighters, boxers (violent tendencies) and tech dudes (they cyber stalk).

  • Roderick2011

    Or strangulation.

  • JRock

    Yep. Agreed!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    So sad....

  • JRock

    I feel you. A stalker will stalk the hell out of you on a cell phone. Cell phones changed the level of good and bad in this world and your stalker sounds like they have that green shit oozing out their brain too like my stalker did meaning they're beyond bat shit crazy so a cell phone might help you and be a life line in an emergency. Think about it.

  • KB

    The reports I've heard said there was trauma.

  • KB

    This morning they showed a dark grey vehicle being towed. I believe it was by accident because it was live and still an active scene.

  • Patricia

    as they should. over 90% of homicide victims are killed by someone they know.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah I'm good ... Real good... Much love.... ?

  • Patricia

    ive been a victim of stalking. man stalked me for 3 years of my life, successfully and repeatedly lied in court, and then that only REfueled his obsession to see me in court seeking restraining orders. he would stand there staring at me like a piece of meat all the while the dimwit judge scolded ME and accused me of lying and abusing the system. it was a vicious cycle.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920