Autopsy Reveals LES Tech Entrepreneur Stabbed to Death Before his Dismemberment
In news that should surprise no one, the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the gruesome death of a tech entrepreneur on the Lower East Side as homicide.
The autopsy performed yesterday found that Fahim Saleh – founder of ride-sharing company Gokada – died as a result of stab wounds to the neck and torso, and found his manner of death to be homicide, a spokesperson told CNN.
According to published reports, a killer clad in black decapitated and dismembered Fahim Saleh in his $2 million condo on East Houston Street Tuesday afternoon. The victim’s body was found quartered and bagged near an electric saw.
The 33-year-old Saleh was last seen in surveillance footage entering an elevator at 265 East Houston Street, with his assailant, dressed in all black, joining him.
The murder and dismemberment all happened moments before Saleh’s sister arrived. Her visit reportedly allegedly interrupted the killer’s efforts to scrub the bloody condo clean and dispose of the body before fleeing.
Authorities are still investigating.