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Decapitated, Dismembered Body Found in Manhattan Apartment Believed to be that of Tech CEO

The decapitated, dismembered body of a 33-year-old male was found inside of a Lower East Side apartment in New York City, New York Post reports.

Police found the victim’s body at the East Houston Street apartment around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a cousin had requested a welfare check. Body parts were found in plastic bags. According to New York Post, the police believe the victim is Fahim Saleh, a venture capitalist and CEO of the Nigeria-based motorbike startup Gokada. They are waiting for a medical examiner to confirm his identity.

The Post has reported that a cousin requested a welfare check on Saleh. However, The Daily Mail says it was the victim’s sister that called police after she hadn’t heard from him for a day. She stumbled upon his dismembered body when she went to check on him herself.

Sources told the New York Post that it looked like the killer had been interrupted. Police also believe they have security footage of the killer entering the building with a bag and waiting for the victim to take the elevator.

Saleh was a Bangladeshi American who co-founded Pathao, a ride-hailing company in, in 2015. Two years later, he founded Gokada, an on-demand motorbike-hailing company in Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2018, Saleh also launched the venture capital firm Adventure Capital. He invested in several transportation related start ups.

“We used to call him the Elon Musk of the developing world. He was like the Energizer Bunny,” a longtime friend told The Post.

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