As expected, the issue of the unblocking of mobile devices by the authorities continues to be a topic of discussion. This time the AP agency indicated that the FBI will help unlock two Apple devices belonging to some teenagers involved in a murder case in Arkansas, United States.
The information was confirmed by the Faulkner County Prosecutor, who indicated that the FBI accepted a request made by authorities to unlock an iPhone and iPod that may be an important piece in the investigation of that murder.
“When we learned that the FBI was able to unlock that phone, we obviously wanted to ask them if they could help us” , said Cody Hiland, the prosecutor in the case.
Hunter Drexler and Justin Staton are charged with the July 2015 murder of Robert and Patricia Cogdell in Conway, Arkansas. According to the local press, the 66-year-old couple had adopted and raised Staton as a grandchild. Authorities indicated that Staton used his iPod to plan the murders and communicate with others involved in the killing.
The case also involves an iPhone 6 owned by Drexler , so the FBI would have to face a greater challenge, since the recent phone it unlocked with the help of a third party was an iPhone 5c.