The decapitated, dismembered body of a millionaire tech CEO was found inside his apartment in New York City on Tuesday, with police saying it looked like a “professional killing.”

Police found the body parts stashed in plastic bags, with an electric saw lying next to the remains in a building in Manhattan around 3:30 p.m. EDT, after a cousin of Fahim Saleh, 33, requested a welfare check on him. Police also found a headless torso inside the $2.25 million Lower East Side apartment, owned by Saleh. The arms and legs were severed from below the knee, while other body parts were found in plastic bags in the apartment, police sources told the New York Post.

Though authorities did not immediately confirm the identity of the victim, several friends said the body was that of Saleh, the New York Times reported.

Saleh’s LinkedIn account said he was the CEO and founder of Gokada, a motorbike startup based in Lagos, Nigeria. Saleh, a Bangladeshi-American, had a history of investing in several transportation-related ventures, including "Pathao", a ride-hailing company that he founded in his home country in 2015. He also launched the venture capital firm Adventure Capital in New York in 2018.

A law enforcement source told the Post the crime scene looked like a “professional” killing because no trace of blood was found in the apartment and it was not looted.

New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves told New York Daily News that the motive for the murder remains unknown. “We have a torso, a head that’s been removed, arms, and legs. Everything is still on the scene. We don’t have a motive,” he said.

A surveillance camera footage dated Monday, July 13, appeared to capture the final moments of Saleh when he entered the building’s elevator which opens up to his seventh-floor apartment. It showed him being followed by a man clad in a suit, wearing mask, gloves, a hat, and carrying a bag. As soon as the victim entered the apartment floor, the suspect launched an attack.

“The perp had a suitcase. He was very professional,” the Daily News quoted a police source as saying.

“We used to call him the Elon Musk of the developing world. He was like the Energizer bunny,” one of Saleh’s friends told the Post. “His best friend in Dubai called me just sobbing on the phone, ‘They took my boy; they took my boy!’ He played ukelele…he was so full of ideas,” he added.

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