A Florida man accused of killing his roommate allegedly asked Siri to help him find a hiding place for the body.
“I need to hide my roommate,” 20-year-old Pedro Bravo told Apple’s virtual assistant on the day Christian Aguilar was kidnapped and strangled in September 2012.
When Siri made its debut on the iPhone 4s in October 2011, answering “where can I hide a body?” was one of its most famous jokes. But while the vast majority of us only ever used it to humor our friends, it’s thought Pedro Bravo used it in earnest.
Bravo went with Aguilar to Best Buy to buy a CD and the pair began arguing over Bravo’s ex-girlfriend, The Independent reports. Bravo admits that he beat Aguilar that night, but he denies murder, despite evidence that suggests Aguilar was strangled before his body was buried in a nearby forest.
Bravo was charged with murder on September 28, 2012, four weeks before Aguilar’s body was found. Data collected from his phone indicates he used the flashlight function nine times between 11:31 p.m. and 12:01 a.m. on the day Aguilar disappeared, police say. He also told Siri, “I need to hide my roommate.”
If that wasn’t enough, the location data recorded by Bravo’s phone that night doesn’t match up with his alibi, but his lawyer claims someone else may have been using his phone.
Source: The Independent.