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Days after a tech executive was found murdered and dismembered in his luxury apartment — reportedly at the hands of a "ninja" assailant — his family is begging for an arrest to be made.
“No words or actions to provide any of us comfort except the capture of the person who exhibited nothing short of evil upon our loved one,” the family of Fahim Saleh said in a statement provided to the Daily Beast.
Saleh was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, with his head and limbs removed. The parts of his body were found in contractor bags left in the apartment and an electric saw was also found nearby.
A police spokesman told The New York Times that it appeared as though someone had tried to clean up some of the evidence at the scene and that the saw was still plugged into an electrical outlet when police arrived. Officials have theorized Saleh's sister — who found his body Tuesday afternoon — may have interrupted the killer when attempting to check in with Saleh.
Surveillance footage taken from the building’s elevator showed Saleh riding up the elevator with another person on Monday, who was described as wearing a black suit and mask similar to a ninja costume, a law enforcement official told the Times.
“He was dressed like a ninja, full out, so you can’t even see his face,” another source told The New York Daily News. “He clearly knew what he was doing."
An autopsy determined that Saleh was repeatedly and fatally stabbed in the torso before he was butchered, according to the Daily Beast. The killer reportedly waited overnight to let Saleh's blood coagulate before cutting up his body Tuesday.
Detectives are unsure of a motive but are examining Saleh's company and its financial records, a source told The New York Post. Nothing was stolen from the apartment and there were no other signs of a struggle.
“We need and urge the NYPD [New York Police Department] and other members of law enforcement to work diligently to get to the bottom of this horrific crime and bring justice for Fahim," his family said, according to the Daily Beast.
His death was confirmed early Wednesday morning by Gokada — the motorcycle ride-sharing company the tech entrepreneur launched in Nigeria in 2018.
“We are deeply saddened to inform you about the sudden and tragic loss of our founder and CEO, Fahim Saleh. Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us,” the company wrote in a statement on Twitter.
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