Streetview sleuthing

Written By: - Date published: 4:42 pm, January 9th, 2009 - 2 comments
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Nikki Kaye might be right to fear Google’s watchful eye but police in Massachusetts have used streetview to solve the alleged kidnapping of a 9-year-old girl by her grandmother.

A Massachusetts-based officer used the phone company’s GPS records to narrow his search then used Google’s streetview to take a guess at the likely hideout – a hotel, hundreds of kilometres away in Virginia. He notified local police who visited the hotel where they found the girl and her grandmother hiding out.

2 comments on “Streetview sleuthing”

  1. Umm… I had to read that twice – you’re not suggesting Nikki Kaye’s grandmother is responsible for the kidnap, are you? 😉

  2. lukas 2

    Lewis, generally speaking the writers at the Standard would not be beyond accusing any of the National MP’s Grandmothers of anything.

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