'No foul play' involved in employee death at Apple HQ

‘No foul play’ involved in employee death at Apple HQ


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Investigators have deemed yesterday’s shock death of an employee at Apple’s 1 Infinite Loop headquarters to be not suspicious, suggesting that it was the result of a suicide.

“After further investigation it appeared there was no foul play and no other individuals were involved,” Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Andrea Urena told the Los Angeles Times. “This appeared to be an isolated incident and no employees or members of the public are at risk.”

No name has been released of the male victim, who was discovered in a conference room yesterday morning, having killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

In a statement, Apple said: “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of a young and talented coworker. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, including the many people he worked with here at Apple.”

Police were called to Apple’s HQ at 8.35am Wednesday. Paramedics were initially called to the scene, but did not enter the building. Despite reports that a female employee was involved, later reports clarified that it was a man working alone. There has been no suggestion of what might have motivated the suicide.

Our condolences to everyone who is affected by this tragic story.

Source: LA Times