The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office says remains found last month on an abandoned Santa Monica estate have been identified as the body of a tech founder and executive who went missing in a year and a half.
Beau Mann, 39, was last seen According to the Los Angeles Police Department, November 30, 2021, at a convenience store on the 11000 block of Ventura Avenue in Studio City.
He got on an Uber outside a 7-Eleven near Sober Grid .’s LA office, a community platform he founded for people in detox, the company said Monday in a statement. He texted 911 from within Uber and was taken down to Santa Monica, according to Sober Grid.
He was reported missing four days later, on December 4, 2021.
According to Sober Grid, the lawn where his body was found is about a mile from where he was dropped off by Uber in Santa Monica.
On April 25, the city police. received news about human remains was found on an abandoned property on Santa Monica Avenue, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The LA County coroner, which identified the remains as Mann’s on Saturday, is working to determine the cause of death.
Authorities have not released more details about the circumstances that led to Mann’s death, but Santa Monica Police Lieutenant Erika Aklufi said they are being investigated as a possible murder and he texted. informed 911 but did not respond to the authorities’ efforts. follow up.
“It could be a pointless text and then he doesn’t respond,” she said. “That’s just another thing we’re going to look at.”
Aklufi said Mann shared an Uber account with his fiance, and they can confirm that he took the ride and where he was dropped off, Aklufi said.
Aklufi said investigators are planning to speak with the Uber driver, who is not considered a suspect in the case.
She added: “We’re looking at quite a few options at this point to make sure it’s exhaustive.
Anyone with more information can contact Santa Monica Det Police. Ismael Tavera at (310) 458-2256 or commander in chief at (310) 458-8427.
The company says Mann created Sober Grid in 2015 to provide a platform to connect people who are in rehab after battling their own drug addiction “in the early years of life”.
“We hope you’ll take a moment to think about Beau today,” Sober Grid said in its statement. “His bright smile, boundless energy and compassion will be missed. Although he is no longer with us, we know that Beau’s spirit will live on in Sober Grid’s mission to help those in need.”