Pathao co-founder Fahim Saleh was found dead in his New York apartment. He was 33.
Police made the grisly discovery in a building on E. Houston St. at Suffolk St. in the Lower East side about 3:30 pm local time, reports Nydailynews.According to several media reports, he might have been staffed into a bag after being chopped by an electric saw.
Cops found contractor bags near the torso, sources said, but didn't immediately open them to see if the body parts were inside. An electric saw lying next to the remains.
Sources described the killing as an apparent targeted murder.
Fahim was last seen on surveillance footage on Monday afternoon around 1:40pm., when he entered his building’s elevator, which opens right out to his seventh-floor apartment, reports The New York Post.
Saleh is a website developer turned venture capital, is the CEO of Gokada, a motorcycle-sharing company in Lagos, Nigeria. He bought the condo for $2.25 million last year.
NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said all of the body parts were found at the scene but declined to give specifics on where.The NYPD went to the seventh-floor condo after the victim’s sister called 911. She came calling Tuesday because she hadn’t seen her brother in a day, then discovered his dismembered corpse, an NYPD spokesman said.
Detectives took his sister to the 7th Precinct stationhouse Tuesday night, and ushered her away from reporters.
Later, two of Saleh’s friends, a man and a woman, arrived at the precinct to check on his sister.