A relative called the police after going to check Saleh. Police found a clothed torso, bags containing a head and arms, and the power saw in the living room, police said.
Investigators also retrieved a security video showing Saleh coming out of an elevator that leads directly to the two-bedroom apartment on the upper floor Tuesday afternoon, followed closely by someone completely dressed in black, including a mask, according to an informed law enforcement official. on the case. It also shows a struggle between the two at the entrance to the apartment, said the official, who was not allowed to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Police believe that the parent may have interrupted the intruder before fleeing through a rear exit.
The medical examiner said that the death was a homicide after an autopsy revealed that the cause of death was multiple injuries to the body.
Saleh was the managing director of a motorcycle start-up, Gokada, which started operating in Nigeria in 2018.
The company confirmed his death on Twitter on Wednesday and said, “Fahim was a great leader, an inspiration and a positive light for all of us. ”
Investigators were investigating whether the murder could be linked to Saleh’s business dealings. They were checking the video from the neighborhood security camera to try to locate the suspect.
Saleh’s biography on LinkedIn describes him as a self-taught businessman who founded Gokada on the basis of his experience of “seeing an opportunity in his parents’ country of origin, Bangladesh” and of starting the largest business. carpool from this country. He said he had also been invested in a similar venture in Colombia.