Human remains found last month in Southern California have been identified as the founder of the Sober Grid app who went missing in 2021, authorities said.
The remains of Beau Mann were found on April 25 in the yard of an abandoned property in Santa Monica and identified by the Los Angeles County coroner on May 6, the Santa Monica Police Department said in a statement Monday.
The coroner’s office is trying to determine the cause of death, police said.
Sober Grid is a social media-style app that provides peer support, an online community and other resources to people recovering from addiction. It was established in 2015.
“Simply put – Beau is our light,” said Sober Grid in a statement. “After an experience in his early years with drugs and addiction, he focused his attention and passion on helping others.”
Mann was 39 when he was last heard from on Nov. 30, 2021, after he entered a Uber near Sober Grid’s Los Angeles office, according to a Sober Grid statement.
“He texted 911 while in the Uber. He was dropped off in Santa Monica. Despite efforts to locate him, Beau has not been heard from,” it said.
Mann did not respond to the Los Angeles Police Department’s follow-up to the 911 text, the Santa Monica Daily Press reported.