Body of millionaire tech entrepreneur, 33, is found decapitated and dismembered next to electrical saw in his luxury Manhattan apartment after footage showed him sharing elevator with professional killer.
The decapitated and dismembered body of a self-made millionaire has been found in his luxury Manhattan apartment by his heartbroken sister, and cops are now hunting for a professional killer who cut up the 33-year-old’s corpse with an electric saw.
The victim has been identified as Fahim Saleh, a millionaire tech entrepreneur who moved into his $2 million Lower East Side apartment late last year.
The alarm was raised by one of Saleh’s siblings on Tuesday, after she became concerned because she had not heard from him for a day.
She went to the seventh floor unit to check on her brother and found his dismembered body in his home.
He had been cut up with a power saw, which was lying nearby and was still plugged in. Police sources said the body parts had been sorted into different plastic bags.
Police believe they have surveillance footage of the suspect entering the building on Monday and then using the elevator.
Video reportedly shows the gloved suspect wearing a hat and mask covering his face, and carrying a bag. He waited to enter the elevator with Saleh.
‘The perp had a suitcase. He was very professional,’ one police source told the Daily News.
Sources told the New York Post that as the pair rode up to the seventh floor apartment together, Saleh appeared puzzled.
No sooner had he stepped out of the elevator – which opened directly into his home – the attack began.
He fell to the floor after either likely being shot or stunned, the footage reportedly shows.
The way he was killed has led cops to believe the murder was carried out by a professional.
Police found that Saleh’s legs below the knees and his arms had been removed, with the missing body parts placed into bags.
Surprisingly, there was very little blood. The New York Times reported that some effort had been made to clear up evidence.