Cell Phone Evidence in Palo Alto Murder Made it the High Tech Case of the Year

Murder trial hinged on recovered text messages and cell phone location data.


This month Palo Alto police officers Aaron Sunseri and Con Maloney received the “Case of the Year” award from the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association, for their use of cell phone evidence in investigating a local murder. Several others who worked on the case were also honored. In February, Bulos Zumot was convicted of first degree murder, in large part because of the cell phone evidence.

Spectrum reported on this case here, and on the cell phone forensic technology in general here.

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