Authorities found the remains of Beau Mann, founder of a digital-health company, in Santa Monica, near an abandoned building, nearly a year after he went missing in his Uber in November 2021.
In a statement released on Sunday, the family of Mann said that his remains had been found in the 2900 block on Santa Monica Boulevard. This is about one mile from the location where his Uber picked him up on November 30, 2021.
His identity was confirmed by dental records. “At this time, we do not have any further information on the circumstances surrounding his death,” said the statement.
The statement went on to say that “Beau had a beautiful heart and spent most of his life serving others.” We miss his infectious smile, and positive attitude. His spirit will continue to live on in his company, Sober Grid. It continues to support those who are struggling with addiction.
Beau Mann’s family stated in a statement released on Sunday that the remains of the 39-year old were found about a half-mile from where his Uber had dropped him off Nov. 30, 2021. (Facebook)
Mann founded Sober Grid as a tool to help people struggling with addiction stay in touch and monitor each other. Users can opt to remain anonymous or use real names.
According to a Sober Grid statement, Mann stopped at a 7/11 near his office at around 2 pm before getting into an Uber.
Santa Monica Boulevard, 2900 Block
Beau Mann’s remains have been found in a courtyard next to an abandoned building along Santa Monica Boulevard. (Google Maps)
“He texted while in the Uber. He was dropped in Santa Monica. Beau has never been heard from again despite extensive efforts to locate him,” said the statement.
After a drug and alcohol addiction in his youth, he focused his attention and passion on helping others. “In 2015, he developed the first digital application to host a 24/7 online community for people who are in recovery,” continued the statement.
According to the company, Sober Grid “saved tens of thousands of lives,” and it will continue “to save tens more,”
In a press statement, Santa Monica officials noted that the Los Angeles County coroner was still determining Mann’s cause-of-death.