Find My iPhone used to track alleged kidnap victim

A US woman allegedly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend was discovered thanks to her mother’s iPhone tracking app, according to police.

The loading screen from Find My iPhone app (PA)

Police say 18-year-old Joseph Boller, who met the woman at a pre-arranged meeting, bound her hands, feet and mouth with duct tape and forced her into the boot of a vehicle.

The woman’s mother notified state police after getting a text for help from her daughter.

The app can find linked devices (PA)

Police in Pennsylvania say they then used the mother’s Find My iPhone app to track the alleged victim’s mobile phone to a McDonald’s about 150 miles west of her home.

Online court documents show Boller faces kidnapping and other charges. He is in custody and has a preliminary hearing on February 24.


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