David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer of cash-strapped giant Freddie Mac, was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.
There were no signs of foul play, and the death is under investigation, Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Officer Shelley Broderick said.
A spokeswoman for the Fairfax County police said there were no signs of foul play, according to the New York Times. Police would not comment on whether a note was found, but did say that no files or anything, except the body, have been removed from the house.
“Freddie Mac knows of no connection between this terrible personal tragedy and the ongoing regulatory inquiries discussed in our SEC filings,” said Doug Duvall, a company spokesman.
Kellerman, 41, was named acting CFO at Freddie Mac in September 2008 after the federal government took over the McLean, Va.-based mortgage giant. Kellerman had worked for Freddie Mac for more than 16 years, after beginning as an analyst/auditor in 1992.
On behalf of the Treasury we are deeply saddened by the news this morning of David Kellermann's death. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and his colleagues at Freddie Mac during this difficult time, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a statement.