Maynor thinks it’s possible that an app seeking to better locate a
phone might take the IP-based location and then look next to a
mapping database of wireless devices it knows in the area; with
little to choose from there, it may be locking onto Lee and Saba’s
router as the closest to the IP-chosen location and then pinpoint
them as the exact location of the phone.
But he’s still uncertain. Maynor says he feels like Sherlock
Holmes trying to solve this tech mystery.
“These are theories and I am trying to prove them. It’s like that
Conan Doyle quote, ‘Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever
remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth,’” said
Maynor. “But I’m still not satisfied. I want to find more of a
smoking gun. We need to know what app people are using to find
their phones and then look at what databases they’re relying on