A missing tech CEO is found dead in Santa Monica

This was reported by the Santa Monica Police Department that the remains of Beau Mann, the founder of the tech company Sober grid, were found late last month in the courtyard of an abandoned building. Dental records confirmed his identity and no cause of death has been determined.

The company said on Facebook, “Beau was a beautiful soul who spent most of his life helping others.”

Mann, 39, has been missing since November 20, 2021. Surveillance footage showed him exiting an Uber at 2 a.m. and entering a 7-Eleven in the San Fernando Valley. LAPD police reported Mann made a 911 call from another Uber shortly afterward, but they were unable to locate him. Uber records indicate he was dropped off in Santa Monica at 2:35 a.m., near Sober Grid’s offices. That was the last account of his travels.

Mann’s disappearance has since baffled his family and law enforcement officials. Last year he appeared in an episode of Dateline’s “Missing in Americaseries.

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Malicious intent is not suspected

Earlier today, Dateline spoke to Sergeant Erika Aklufi from the Santa Monica Department, who said foul play was not suspected. Police investigated Mann’s Uber driver early in the case, but did not press charges.

Mann founded Sober grid in 2015 an app that connects people in recovery, helps them meet each other and offers support. According to his family, Mann spent his early years struggling with drugs and addiction, but “turned his focus and passion to helping others” by launching Sober Grid. The app currently has a member base of over 300,000.

“While he is no longer with us, we know that Beau’s spirit will live on in Sober Grid’s mission to help those in need,” Sober Grid said in a statement.

The police ask for help with the case. Anyone with any information regarding this incident or person(s) involved is encouraged to contact SMPD Detective Ismael Tavera at 310-458-2256, [email protected] or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310- 458-8427.