Montreal Mom Appeals to Apple to Release Geolocation Data to Help Find Missing Son
A Montreal woman named Alisa Clamen, whose 22-year old son Jesse Galganov went missing in Peru over three weeks ago, has appealed to Apple, Amazon and T-Mobile to share the geolocation data obtained from her son’s iPhone and e-reader which could assist in locating him, Global News reports. Her son went missing on the first leg of an eight-month trip around South America and south-east Asia.
The mother, who has already been in Peru for several days, has been working with local police to retrace Galganov’s steps in a bid to find him, but no luck so far. Clamen says local authorities have been unsuccessful in securing geolocation data from Apple, Amazon and T-Mobile. She has now made a petition on Change.org asking for the information to be released.
Meanwhile, Apple has issued the following statement:
“As we do with emergency requests from law enforcement, we have immediately responded to legal requests for information from U.S., Canadian and Peruvian authorities in this case. We know time is of the essence, and have a dedicated team responding to any exigent request 24 hours a day around the world.”
Global Affairs Canada has also confirmed that a Canadian citizen is missing in Peru, and that “Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities in Peru and are liaising with family in Canada and Peru.” Further details aren’t being disclosed at this time due to privacy considerations.