Tech Exec Who Vanished in 2021 Found Dead on Abandoned Property After Texting 911

Human remains found in California last month were identified on Saturday as a man who vanished in 2021.

Santa Monica police said that Beau Mann’s body was found in the courtyard of an abandoned property on April 25. News Nation Now reported that Mann, 41, was seen at a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles before an Uber picked him up and dropped him off in Santa Monica.

Mann reportedly texted 911 before his disappearance on November 30. According to KNBC, Mann had texted his fiancé the night before he vanished. The fiancé, who lived in Michigan, was not concerned at the time because it was normal for Mann to not immediately respond to texts due to his busy schedule.

The fiancé later contacted Los Angeles police about a welfare check after not hearing from Mann for a few days.


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Los Angeles police reportedly told Mann’s fiancé that someone local had to be there when they conducted a welfare check at Mann’s apartment. In turn, the fiancé contacted Mann’s assistant, who had a key to Mann’s apartment.

The assistant formally filed a missing person report on December 4, after gaining access to Mann’s apartment and finding no sign of him, KNBC reported.

According to News Nation Now, Mann’s remains were found about a mile from where the Uber dropped him off in 2021. Officer Jill Calhoun told NBC that police confirmed that Mann’s text to 911 was received and that they made several attempts to contact him.

In 2015, Mann founded SoberGrid, a social media site dedicated to helping recovering addicts. His death remains under investigation.

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[Featured image: Beau Mann/Los Angeles Police Department]