A day after the “Find My Friends” iPhone app led authorities to a woman’s body near a southwest Atlanta charter school, her death has been ruled a homicide.
Lanecia Nelson, 24, of Atlanta, was shot in the head, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.
Police discovered her body about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday on a wooded trail a few feet from the school and behind a senior living community.
The discovery happened after Nelson’s boyfriend used the “Find My Friends” app to do precisely what the app’s name implies.
It led him to an area near Atlanta Heights Charter School on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where he spotted some of Nelson’s clothing and flagged down a uniformed officer.
Atlanta police used police dogs to find Nelson’s body, Officer Donald Hannah told The AJC.
“Our homicide unit is working to gather and explore all possible leads,” he said.
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