Abducted Teen Found Thanks to 'Find My iPhone'

Mom was able to track her location
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Abducted Teen Found Thanks to 'Find My iPhone'
Joseph Boller   (Centre County Correctional Facility via NBC)

When an 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman went missing in East Stroudsburg on Tuesday, her mother used technology to help police rescue the teen. The unnamed woman texted her mother for help and told her she'd been abducted by her ex-boyfriend, NBC News reports. "The mother was able to track the victim's cellphone by utilizing the iCloud [and] Find My iPhone app," per the Pennsylvania State Police statement. Police found the woman 154 miles away in a car in a McDonald's parking lot with her hands, feet, and mouth duct-taped. Joseph Boller, also 18, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and false imprisonment, the Centre Daily Times reports.

Boller and the alleged victim reportedly met to discuss visitation arrangements for a child they have together, but when the woman said she didn't want to see Boller anymore, he got upset and allegedly refused to let her leave the room. He then allegedly bound her wrists and took her and their child to a friend's house and left the child there; while there, she freed her hands and tried to drive off, but Boller allegedly recaptured her, bound her wrists, ankles, and mouth, and put her in the trunk. She was once again able to free her hands to get her phone and text her mom. Police found her that same night. (More kidnapping stories.)

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