Investigators pulled a body from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on Thursday. The remains were later identified as 58-year-old Philip Reitnour.
“I was walking down the bridge here and looked over and saw something floating in the water,” said Chase Doran, who spotted the body and called 911. “My heart started beating really fast and I got a really weird feeling in my stomach because this is not something I see every day.”
The body was identified as Reitnour on Saturday by the Philadelphia medical examiner, according to CBS Philadelphia. The victim once starred on a 2014 episode of the reality show “Shark Tank.” He made a pitch but nobody invested in it.
The entrepreneur created a personal safety app called "EmergenSee,” which creates live streams and reduces response times during dangerous incidents, according to the Huffington Post. He created the app after he lost his wife to breast cancer. The father of four had promised his wife that he would keep their children safe.
Police say Reitnour suffered a gun shot wound to the forehead. His death is being investigated as a homicide. According to ABC30, court records revealed he was approximately 3 million dollars in debt. He was also in the process of being sued, according to WPVI.
Police are still investigating.
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