Apple Health app helps solve a murder case

The Health app, which comes preloaded on iPhones, helped a murder investigation. The investigation, which was launched after a woman was found dead in front of her home, was clarified.

As outlined by The Birmingham News, on January 12, 2018, a 42-year-old woman named Kathleen West was found dead outside her home. The body found by chance by a passerby has naturally become the subject of an investigation. Having reached the unfortunate woman’s husband, investigators decided that 47-year-old Jeff West, the wife of the woman, should be included in the investigation and testified.

According to the murder suspect, Kathleen had likely lost her balance, slipped and died of trauma. Expressing that they drank excessively on the night of the incident, Jeff West said that he was infiltrated and not aware of his wife.

Investigators found interesting information about Kat West. According to the information obtained, Kathleen West was selling her erotic photos online and had a serious alcohol problem. Jeff West, on the other hand, complained about his wife’s condition. In the light of this information, the authorities, who expanded the scope of the investigation, determined that the incident was not an ordinary death.

Receiving information from people in the area where the West family lives, the investigation team found out that there was an argument the night of the incident. Thereupon, the experts who enlightened that night determined that the two started to fight after drinking, the unfortunate woman threw herself into the street with almost no clothes on, and Jeff West threw her own iPhone to the street.

The man who came out after his wife hit his head with the liquor bottle, which led to the death of the woman. Jeff West then returned home, taking the iPhone he threw on the street. So how was this murder illuminated? Where was the iPhone’s Health app in this process?

Jeff West declared that he fell asleep around 10:30 p.m. the day his wife died. However, the Health app showed that 18 steps were taken from 11:03 p.m. to 11:10 p.m. With no escape, the man had to confess to the murder he committed. The court jury sentenced Jeff West to 16 years in prison.

Written by Maya Robertson

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