Florida police obtain Amazon Alexa recordings in death case
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Police in South Florida think there may have been a witness to a homicide and are trying to get “her” to talk.
Hallandale Beach officials say the Amazon Echo or a similar device was in a home where a woman was slain in July.
The Sun Sentinel reports that the device, nicknamed “Alexa” after its wake word, might have heard and recorded more than a shopping order in the house of Silvia Galva and her boyfriend, Adam Reechard Crespo. Galva died with a spear through her chest.
Crespo told police it happened inadvertently. He’s charged with first degree murder and is out on a $65,000 bond.
Officials say Amazon turned over multiple recordings, but neither the company, police, nor the State Attorney’s Office will say what was on them.