‘Find My Friends’ app leads boyfriend to body of missing woman

‘Find My Friends’ app leads boyfriend to body of missing woman

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Atlanta police are investigating after a woman's body was found near Atlanta Heights Charter School Wednesday.
  • Story Highlights
  • The boyfriend used the app after the woman was reported missing Tuesday.
  • He found clothing along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in southwest Atlanta.
  • Concerned, the boyfriend flagged down a uniformed officer.

After a woman’s family reported her missing Tuesday, her boyfriend did not print out fliers and plaster them across the city.

He turned to “Find My Friends,” an app on his iPhone that lets users see the locations of their friends and family, according to Channel 2 Action News.

That app indicated the woman was near Atlanta Heights Charter School in southwest Atlanta. It was there that police would ultimately find her body shortly after 2:40 a.m. Wednesday.

There were signs of blunt force trauma, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Our homicide unit is working to gather and explore all possible leads,” he said.

According to police, the boyfriend went to the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and found the woman’s clothing along a wooded trail. He became concerned and flagged down a uniformed officer, Hannah said. 

Police dogs searched the woods and found the woman’s body a few feet from the school and behind a senior living community.

A woman’s body was found a few feet from Atlanta Heights Charter School and behind the Martin House at Adamsville Place senior living community. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Roads near the school were blocked for hours as police canvassed the area for evidence.

The woman’s name has not been released, but police told Channel 2 she was in her 30s.

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