Originally published by SunSentinal.
By Lynda Figueredo
Attorneys for the families of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen were back in court on Thursday. They plan to send Stephanos’ recovered iPhone to a third party in hopes of extracting information from the phone.
Last year, Tequesta teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, took a boat out for a fishing trip and never returned.
In March, their boat was recovered off the coast of Bermuda along with Stephanos’ iPhone.
Right now, the iPhone remains in Apple’s possession after a judge issued an order to have the company make efforts to turn the phone back on. Those efforts were unsuccessful.
Now, the family’s attorneys are vetting two other tech companies, including a California company called Drive Savers, in hopes of extracting information.
The lawyers told the media they are hoping to reach an agreement.