THE heartbroken fiancé of a missing tech CEO has dismissed theories his partner committed suicide after the businessman’s skeletal remains were discovered in an abandoned building.
The Sober grid The founder was never seen or heard from again after November 30, 2021, leading his devastated fiancé Jason Abate to believe he died on or shortly after that date.
man left his Los Angeles Around 2 p.m. I left my office and went to a nearby supermarket.
He then called an Uber car and drove to a neighborhood in Santa Monica that Abate saw on an account the two shared.
While in the car, he texted 911, but police said they were unable to get in touch with him after Mann sent a “gibberish” message and then didn’t reply.
About 18 months later, the CEO’s remains were discovered by a homeless man just 300 meters from where he was dropped off, his fiancé said.
Abate, who has championed a Facebook group to help find his partner, fears Mann did it murdered and told the US Sun the husband-to-be that he knew he would never go into that abandoned building.
“Now that we know he’s deceased and that he’s a skeleton, I believe Beau was killed,” Abate said in an exclusive interview.
“I don’t think it was self-inflicted.
“I just don’t know how Beau would return to an area like this. Beau was a scaredy-cat.”
“Even though he would help anyone, I know he would never get into a situation, a place [like where] he was found on his own.”
Man struggled with addiction but was in recovery. His journey inspired him to create a product that provides resources to those who choose sobriety.
Abate said even if his fiancé did relapse, unless administered, it would be difficult to overdose on the drugs he used to take.
“And he always ended up getting treatment, for at least 30 days,” Abate told The US Sun.
“So I don’t think he just, you know, committed an overstatement. I think a lot of people would like to break that down and say, ‘Oh, he was just doing drugs,’ and I’m not so sure I believe that.”
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.”
man had one Heartbreaking conversation now with Abate the day before he got on the Uber.
“He told me he loved me and that he wanted to adopt children with me,” Abate said.
“So none of it made any sense. I’m just glad we could at least text each other ‘I love you’ every night.”
The two had a long-distance relationship when Abate was still living in Michigan.
The heartbroken fiancé opened up about Mann’s life Mental health Leading up to his disappearance, he admitted he could have relapsed.
“If you want the truth, he wasn’t doing well,” Abate told The US Sun.
Mann had just returned from a trip to Texas to visit his family for Thanksgiving. Abate was unable to attend as he was staying at home in Michigan with his dying mother.
The CEO said that he and his family had a great time together, but Abate was still concerned about the combined stress of work and family.
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.
Officials plan to speak with the Uber driver for more information about Beau’s final moments in public.
“We’re currently reviewing pretty much every option to make sure it’s thorough,” Aklufi said after the discovery.
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 following the discovery.
“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.”