Accused murderer asks Siri to hide his roommate

Accused murderer asks Siri to hide his roommate
There is no shortage of stories featuring the world's dumbest criminals, but it is rare that we get to cover one of those around here. Criminals who use permanent markers to draw "masks" on their faces don't really fall into the mobile world. However, when someone asks Siri where he can hide a body, that's a different story.

The story came out yesterday as new evidence in the case of Pedro Bravo, a University of Florida student accused of killing his roommate, Christian Aguilar, back in 2012. According to prosecutors, Bravo fired up Siri and told his iPhone, "I need to hide my roommate." The records also show that Bravo used the flashlight on his iPhone nine times for a total of 48 minutes on the night of the murder; and, the location data from the phone doesn't match where Bravo claimed to be that night. That's quite a bit of evidence from Bravo's phone. 

Siri had been known to give a joke answer to the question "Where’s a good place to hide a body?" Siri used to answer that question by asking, "What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps." However, Apple obviously realized that it could be in some legal trouble if a situation like this ever arose, and now Siri simply answers by saying, "What, again?"

source: KIRO TV via 9to5Mac

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61 Comments

57. peteJ

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

It just goes to show you that smartphones provide cops and or your crazy girlfriend a whole bunch of info you might not want them seeing. So try and keep your phone not on you when burying a body, and also maybe clear your history after searching for weird fetish porno.

53. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

This was reported incorrectly by just about everyone. He did NOT use Siri to find out where to dispose of a body. 1) He had an iPhone 4. 2) The theory that he used Siri to find this out was from a picture that was found on his phone. 3) The picture was in his Facebook cache. 4) The picture featured the logo of AT&T's network. The accused used Verizon.

50. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Then your smartphone is not your secretary but an open book of your life.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It goes deeper than this.Tracey Jordan asked SIRI to kill Jenna!

33. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

What the hell was this kid studying in college? Sounds like a biology school project gone bad. I guess they don't dissect frogs and crickets anymore? John B.

30. SirHamm

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Wait why are they able to get this detailed of information from a phone? I mean kudos this made it a little easier to catch the murder by why aren't the files stored locally or were they and he just didn't think they could pull up the logs? Shouldn't this stuff be encrypted?

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Siri, nothing personal, But can't have any witnesses. Now where's that Chinese after market iPhone charger?

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Crap! When Iris first came out, the app, not the radical a-holes, I always used to ask it "Where's a good place to Hide a body" around family and friends because it would actually answer "Areas with little people or vehicle traffic".... I just thought that it was funny. Now I'm going to be on some sort of law enforcement watch list. Oh joy.

52. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Idk if it'll help but, can you think of anyone not on that list? Why be a forest in the trees, be a tree!

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If that question is asked Siri should say "I found these local prisons close to you" or "Do you want to call the police" People are stupid.

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Ha ha ha! That would have been an awesome answer! After all, you can supposedly tell Siri "I'm drunk" and it'll give you a list of taxi services.... why not offer local law enforcement numbers if you ask that question.

16. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Siri should be arrested as a partner in crime. Or maybe Siri made him do it! Siri the criminal mastermind.

14. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Thats it im getting a bar phone thats not even color. I sware this world is going to make a complete circle. I feel people will slowly disconnect from society over time due to privacy concerns. As far as this numb skull, I don't know? However are we that lazy of a society that we can't even find our own place to hide people that we kill. We must rely on technology; thats pathetic. And I guess to answer my own question. It would be a YES!!!

60. AlikMalix unregistered

See Art and other mindless trolls, obove is a normal post to the article - take notes...

11. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Wait, the iphone logs flashlight activity down to the date and time? WTF?

15. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

exactly my point

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know a computer that doesn't have some sort of detailed log of application activity.

10. Beijendorf unregistered

I'm more concerned about how all that seemingly temporary data got stored and used by the government. This time it was used to catch a murderer, the next time it could be used to silence political opposition or hunt down dissidents.

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Sadly though, this doesn't really matter if you have a cell phone. They can still use triangulation data to find out where you have been. Not as precise, but still good enough to track you down. Privacy is but an illusion in the digital age. Unfortunately.

18. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

location is far different from when and how long you activated the led.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Also Siri data is stored on the Apple servers for 2 years, 'anonymously'. Unless you disable Siri.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

My question is... how could he get into college?

12. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It's Florida, the only requirement is to own a pair of Jorts. (Jean Shorts)

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Humanity is garbage these days, just a group of walking idiots and zombies...

4. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Every body knows you pull out the teeth and crush them with a hammer then dump that into the ocean, then you feed the body to some pigs at a pig farm

5. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

you know a little too much about disposing of bodies...

20. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Silence of the lambs shows that pigs will eat everything but the teeth so you just smash them and scatter the debris over the ocean which they cant get to the bottom of

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Its official. Human beings are getting dumber.

9. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm pretty sure that was the intention of those in "charge". It's easier to control a bunch of ignorant peasants as long as you keep them semi happy(still very easy) than it is a bunch of free minded, individual thinkers. Thank your local public school.

54. wax33

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 06, 2014

The majority of humans are turning into domesticated animals.

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