When Apple launched Siri on the iPhone 4S nearly three years ago, the personal voice assistant became an instant hit for some of the pre-programmed responses that it provided users when told, for example, “where to hide a body” or “open the pod bay doors, HAL.”
These easter egg responses are supposed to just be light humor. But, for one Florida man, things took a much more serious turn. According to Seattle’s KIRO 7 news, accused murderer Pedro Bravo actually did turn to Siri for advice on where to hide a body.
Bravo, who is accused of killing his University of Florida roommate Christian Aguilar in 2012, allegedly asked Siri where to hide his roommate. “What kind of place are you looking for?,” quipped Siri. “Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps.”
As reported on KIRO 7’s website, the local police department were abel to track Bravo’s interactions with his iPhone:
“Gainesville Police Department Detective Matt Goeckel said the Siri conversation between Bravo and his phone happened on Sept. 20, 2012. Goeckel also said Bravo’s flashlight was on nine times and used for over 48 minutes on that date as well.
From 11:31 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2012, Goeckel said there was no activity of any kind on Bravo’s cell. At 1:23 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2012, Bravo’s cellphone could be seen to be back on the network at Spyglass Apartments.”
I am no legal detective, but I would assume that an accused murderer asking Siri where to hide his roommate, who just happened to be killed at the same time, is pretty clear evidence that Bravo could be responsible for this crime.
Apple appears to have changed its response to hiding a body to “what, again?”