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Case Study

Conversations recovered from a suspect’s phone uncover organizer and accomplices of a homicide

The murder of a 25-year-old woman working in an underground illegal animal gambling game, in Brazil, seemed to have been solved. The police found the man who murdered her and obtained his confession. However, after recovering digital conversations from his smartphone, investigators found that he did not act alone, contrary to his testimony.

2 main challenges:

  • Access data on the murderer’s mobile phone to find evidence that could contradict his testimony
  • Discover if the murderer acted alone