A recent piece of Apple technology was allegedly used by an Indiana woman to track down and ultimately kill a man she believed was cheating on her.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives reported over the weekend that a man, Andre Smith, 26, was run over three times and killed shortly after midnight Friday. First responders found Smith dead under a vehicle in the parking lot outside Tilly’s Pub in Indianapolis, according to The Indianapolis Star.
“It appears he was rammed by the vehicle,” IMPD said in a news release. “Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Engine Company 6 responded and sadly pronounced Mr. Smith dead at the scene.”
An affidavit of probable cause obtained by the Star confirmed that a 26-year-old woman, Gaylyn Morris, had been arrested for Smith’s murder. Morris allegedly told a witness to the incident that she suspected Smith, called her boyfriend, had cheated on her and used an Apple AirTag to track him down that night.
At the pub, she claimed to have found Smith with another woman, which resulted in a confrontation. According to the affidavit, Morris threw an empty wine bottle at the unnamed woman before telling the same witness that she was going to assault the woman. Smith intervened, grabbing the bottle of wine, and all three were asked to leave the restaurant, although the unnamed woman remained to wait for a food order.
Another witness at the bar said he saw Morris pinch Smith with his car, knocking him to the ground. She then backed up on him, then pulled herself forward to knock him down a third time. From there, she attempted to go back inside and confront the unnamed woman again, but was stopped by officers.
Prison records obtained by the Star show Morris facing a preliminary charge of murder, with the final list of charges to be determined by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.
IMPD asks anyone with information relevant to the case to contact Detective Gregory Shue at 317-327-3475 or Gregory.Shue@indy.gov, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.
Newsweek contacted WISP for comment.
Apple introduced AirTags in April 2021. The small, disc-shaped products are designed to be attached to certain items like a key ring, allowing users to track the location of lost property using the Find My network. Apple.
In January, NBC News reported that AirTags were beginning to appear in crime reports, including the notable case of a woman who found one of the devices stuck to the wheel well of her car, possibly put there to track her or the vehicle. where.