- Jan 6, 2023
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This part from the PCA makes me think it was tossed.They likely have his phone now. And hopefully they can recover GPS coordinates from it. Both Apple's iOS and Google's Android (non-vanilla) actively track locations unless explicitly turned off. It's a little known controversial feature buried within layers of menus. It's so accurate that a lot of truck drivers use it in place of a traditional log to keep track of miles, location, and time. Apple has since abstracted this information in the latest version of iOS but the underlying data can still be pulled.
2 days ago I would have told you the person who did this would likely know about this feature and have it off. Today.........
"Investigators found that the 8458 phone did connect to a cell phone tower that provides
service to Moscow on November 14, 2022, but investigators do not believe the 8458 Phone was
in Moscow on that date. The 8458 Phone has not connected to any towers that provide service to
Moscow since that date."