Did a 20-year-old accused of killing an 18-year-old in Florida turn to Siri to find a place to dump the body? Great question!
A Gainesville courtroom on Tuesday saw an image that was allegedly on Pedro Bravo’s iPhone, which displayed the question “I need to hide my roommate,” according to a local TV news station.
“What kind of place are you looking for?” Siri responded. “Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps.”
The case seems pretty complicated, however.
“This is not evidence that he ever did an inquiry, looking for some information online for needing to hide his roommate,” Bravo’s attorney said to Gainesville Police Department detective Matt Goeckel, according to a CBS affiliate.
“Correct,” the detective replied.
“Bravo’s attorney pointed out the screen grab was among hundreds of pictures that were on Bravo’s phone and that the search may not have been initiated by his client,” the station reported.
WUFT News has a transcript.
Multiple reports of Bravo asking Siri to hide a roommate are incorrect… GPD Det. Goeckel certainly did not testify to that. #BravoTrial
— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) August 13, 2014
SO much misinformation about #bravotrial. Pedro Bravo was NOT roommates with Christian Aguilar. The Siri search was likely NOT done by him.
— Julia Glum (@SuperJulia) August 13, 2014
— Molly Robinson (@Molls_Robinson) August 13, 2014
Bravo is charged with killing Christian Aguilar, a University of Florida student whose body was found in a wooded area in north Florida in 2012. Investigators believe he strangled Aguilar then left his body in a shallow grave.
Police say the flashlight on Bravo’s iPhone was turned on the day Aguilar was killed, the Gainesville Sun reported. Bravo’s defense attorney, Stephen Bernstein, protested the evidence, saying he couldn’t question the person who provided it to authorities.
“I have no ability to confront how it was done,” Bernstein said.
FWIW, on Wednesday I asked Siri the same question that was allegedly on Bravo’s phone — I DO NOT HAVE A BODY TO HIDE GUYS I JUST WANTED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED FOR JOURNALISM — and honestly, the only thing I’ve ever used Siri for before is this. Here’s what I got:
This story have been updated with additional testimony, and its headline has been changed to reflect that.