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Case Study

Deleted text messages reveal attempted homicide

A woman was admitted to a hospital in Brazil as she had been shot in the neck. With her life at stake, she was quickly operated on. As the injury was clearly caused by violence, the medical team followed the protocols required by law and alerted the police.

Investigators working on the case soon recovered deleted messages from a chat application that provided the necessary evidence that confirmed an attempted homicide.

2 main challenges:

  • Collect deleted text messages from a chat application on the victim’s phone
  • Find evidence proving that the victim’s partner had intentionally tried to kill her