Santa Monica Police reported late last month that the remains Beau Mann, founder of Sober Grid and the tech company Sober Grid were found in a courtyard of an abandoned house. His dental records confirmed his identification, but no cause of death was determined.
On Facebook, the company stated that "Beau" was a beautiful person who had spent most of his life serving others.
Mann, 39 years old, has been missing since 2021. At 2 am, surveillance footage shows him leaving an Uber to enter a 7 Eleven in San Fernando Valley. LAPD reported that Mann called 911 from another Uber shortly thereafter, but that they were unable to locate him. Uber records show that he was dropped in Santa Monica, California at 2:35am near the offices of Sober Grid. This was his last travel record.
Since then, Mann's disappearance continues to be a mystery for his family and the law enforcement community. He was featured in a Dateline episode entitled "Missing in America" last year.
No suspicion of foul play
Dateline spoke earlier today with Sergeant Erika Akulfi, of the Santa Monica Department. She said that foul play was not suspected. The police investigated Mann's Uber's driver very early in the case but did not file charges.
In 2015, Mann launched Sober Grid, an app which connects people who are in recovery and helps them to find meetings. It also offers support. His family says that Mann struggled with addiction and drugs in his early years. He then "turned his passion and focus towards helping others", by launching Sober Grid. Over 300,000 people have downloaded the app.
Sober grid said that Beau's spirit would live on through the mission of helping those in need.
The police are seeking assistance in this case. Anyone with information on this incident or persons involved should contact SMPD Detective Ismael Távera by 310-458-2256 or EMAIL or the Watch Commander at 310-458 8427 (24-hours).