Horrifying images show an abandoned yard where the body of tech CEO Beau Mann was found just meters from where Uber left him
PHOTOS of an abandoned courtyard reveal the eerie place where a missing tech CEO was discovered a year and a half after he disappeared.
Beau Mann’s skeletal remains were found just 300 meters from where an Uber dropped him off in Santa Monica, California, his heartbroken fiancé said.
On November 30, 2021, the 39-year-old Los Angeles executive got into a car right outside his office and texted 911 during the 30-minute drive.
A Santa Monica Police Department spokesman said Mann, who founded the Sober Grid app, sent them a “gibberish” message around 2 p.m. before responding.
He was never seen or heard from again.
About 18 months later, a homeless man found his body on Santa Monica Boulevard in a vacant apartment building, his fiancé Jason Abate told The US Sun.
Abate, who led the social media group working to track Mann, said a woman went to the website and sent him a video of the haunting scene.
He couldn’t imagine it himself since he lived in Michigan and was in a long-distance relationship with Mann.
Images showing the building and courtyard where Mann’s body was found were shared with the Facebook group.
In the yard in front of the building, where there were no signs of life, rubble, garbage cans and scraps of wood could be seen.
Mann’s fiancé said he was shocked to see the abandoned apartment and feared his partner may have been killed as he doubts the CEO would go anywhere near those surroundings.
“I don’t think it was self-inflicted,” Abate told The US Sun.
“Beau was a scaredy-cat. Although he would help everyone I knew, he would never put himself in a situation where he could have been caught on his own.”
Meanwhile, a private investigator hired by Mann’s family believes the technician was on drugs that proved fatal and died shortly after arriving in the Santa Monica neighborhood.
James Terry, who has sparked controversy for making the cases he works on public, said dem Santa Monica Daily Press: “I don’t think Beau Mann was alive more than an hour after that Uber ride.”
The private investigator suspects he was walking to a friend’s house in the area when he succumbed to drugs.
Mann struggled with his addiction, which led him to devote his life to providing resources to those fighting for recovery.
Abate agreed that his fiancé probably died right after his disappearance and acknowledged that he could have relapsed, but clarified that the drugs Mann used did not often lead to overdoses unless they were “laced up”. been.
“Beau was very careful when he relapsed. He took himself to the hospital,” said Abate.
The heartbroken fiancé has criticized the Los Angeles Police Department for not locating his partner sooner.
“They didn’t even care. I think it’s because they assumed he was just a drug addict and gay and they didn’t care,” Abate said.
Santa Monica Police have taken over the case and told the US Sun that they are reviewing all options at this early stage of the investigation.
“SMPD investigators are in the process of combing through all the evidence collected to date and exploring all avenues, as we always do,” said SMPD’s Erika Aklufi.
“We owe it to the victims and their families and friends to ensure our work is done correctly and completely.”
Abate remembers his partner as someone who always put others first and saved “countless” lives with his product.
“I mean, this is an app that’s out there around the world that has helped people, and I don’t know if we’ll ever know how many people have been helped,” Abate said.
Police plan to speak to Mann’s Uber driver from that tragic night for more information about Mann’s final moments in public.
“We’re currently reviewing pretty much every option to make sure it’s thorough,” Aklufi said after the discovery of Mann’s body.
Sober Grid was launched in 2015 and has helped over 350,000 users with their addiction problems.
“We hope you will take a moment today to think about Beau,” the company said in a statement after he was found dead.
“His bright smile and endless energy and compassion will be missed.
“Though he is no longer with us, we know Beau’s spirit will live on in Sober Grid’s mission to help those in need.”