A Florida man accused of murdering his flatmate reportedly told iOS assistant Siri ‘I need to hide a body’ on the day the deceased was last seen, a US court heard yesterday.
Pedro Bravo, 20, is accused of kidnapping and strangling his university friend Christian Aguilar after an argument regarding an ex-girlfriend, whom Aguilar was dating at the time.
Evidence is stacking up against the accused, after vital data was collected from Bravo’s iPhone, including a record of the question directed towards Siri: “I need to hide my roommate."
The digital personal assistant replied: “What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps, reservoirs, metal foundries, dumps?”
Additionally, detective Matt Goeckel of Gainesville Police Department said Bravo’s phone flashlight app was used nine times, for 48 minutes from 11.31pm to 12:01am on the day that Aguilar disappeared.
The prosecution has alleged that he may have used the app to boost visibility in the forest where Aguilar was found, three weeks later, 60 miles away from his home.
Bravo is also facing questions after his phone’s GPS failed to corroborate his alibi for the evening.
The accused admitted beating his roommate, during a drive to a local Best Buy outlet, but he has denied killing Aguilar. A verdict will be delivered later this week.
This comes after Facebook this week was accused of breaching smartphone users' privacy with its new Messenger app - which received thousands of one star reviews on iTunes after release.