Apple AirTag Allegedly Leads Jilted Woman to Victim She Ran Over and Killed

A recent piece of Apple technology was allegedly used by a woman in Indiana to track down and ultimately kill a man she believed was cheating on her.

Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) reported over the weekend that a man, Andre Smith, 26, had been run over three times and killed a little after midnight on Friday. First responders found Smith dead under a vehicle in the parking lot outside of Tilly's Pub in Indianapolis, according to The Indianapolis Star.

"It appeared he was struck by the vehicle," the IMPD said in a press release. "Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Engine Company 6 responded and unfortunately pronounced the Mr. Smith deceased at the scene."

A probable cause affidavit obtained by the Star confirmed that a 26-year-old woman, Gaylyn Morris, was arrested for Smith's killing. Morris allegedly told a witness to the incident that she suspected Smith, whom she called her boyfriend, of cheating on her and had used an Apple AirTag to track him down that night.

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A woman is accused of using an Apple AirTag to track her boyfriend, who she believed was cheating, and ultimately run him over. Above, a representational image of an AirTag in its box. James D. Morgan/Getty Images

At the pub, she claimed to have found Smith with another woman, resulting in a confrontation. According to the affidavit, Morris reportedly swung an empty wine bottle at the unnamed woman before telling the same witness that she was going to assault the woman. Smith intervened, catching the wine bottle, and all three were asked to leave the restaurant, though the unnamed woman stayed behind to wait for a food order.

Another witness at the bar explained seeing Morris clip Smith with her car, knocking him to the ground. She then backed over him, and then pulled forward to run him over a third time. From there, she attempted to go back inside and confront the unnamed woman again, but was detained by police officers.

Jail records obtained by the Star show that Morris faces a preliminary charge of murder, with the final list of charges to be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

The IMPD is asking anyone with information relevant to the case to contact Detective Gregory Shue at 317-327-3475 or Gregory.Shue@indy.gov, or to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

Newsweek reached out to IMPD for comment.

Apple introduced AirTags in April 2021. The small, disc-shaped products are designed to attach to certain items like a keychain, allowing users to track the whereabouts of lost possessions using Apple's Find My network.

In January, NBC News reported that AirTags were beginning to show up in crime reports, including a notable case of a woman who found one of the devices stuck to the wheel well of her car, possibly put there in order to stalk her or the vehicle's whereabouts.