The remains of the missing tech CEO were found 17 months after he texted 911 from Uber


Human remains found at an abandoned lot in Southern California last month have been identified as a missing tech CEO, last seen in 2021.

Beau Mann’s remains were found in a Santa Monica courtyard on April 25 and positively identified by the Santa Monica Police Department on Saturday announced on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old was last seen on the afternoon of November 30, 2021 at a supermarket near the Los Angeles offices of Sober Grid, an app Mann founded in 2015 for people in addiction healing, the company said.

“Put simply – Beau was our light,” Sober Grid said in a statement. “After experiencing drugs and addiction in his early years, he turned his focus and passion to helping others.”

Mann boarded an Uber and was dropped off in Santa Monica, not far from where his remains were found. According to his company, he wrote the emergency number 911 while driving.

Santa Monica Police Lieutenant Erika Aklufi told the story the Los Angeles Times that the authorities responded to his text messages, but he did not reply.

“It was maybe a garbled text message and then he didn’t answer,” she said. “It’s just one more thing we’re going to investigate.”

His death is currently being investigated as a possible murder, and authorities plan to speak to the Uber driver, who is not a suspect in the case, said Aklufi, who did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on Wednesday.

Mann’s fiancĂ©, who lived in Michigan during their long-distance relationship while Mann lived in California, shared the story NBC Los Angeles that police investigated the Uber in the days after his disappearance but did not suspect a crime.

“I’m just having a really hard time understanding how he could be so close to that drop-off address and nobody found or saw him there,” Jason Abate said. “I just hope he hasn’t suffered.”

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