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Death at Apple headquarters was suicide: company authorities

India TV Tech Desk 29 Apr 2016, 12:55:09 IST
India TV Tech Desk

Cupertino (California): An Apple employee who was found dead in the conference room inside the company's headquarters in Cupertino took his own life, confirmed authorities.

The 25-year-old Santa Clara, California, man was found dead on Wednesday morning inside a conference room at Apple's world headquarters in California.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the Apple campus about 8:35am. Wednesday for a report of "a person down" and found the man dead, Urena said.

An autopsy later confirmed he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Sgt. Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County sheriff's department said Thursday. She said a handgun was used.

Also read: Male employee found dead at Apple's Cupertino headquarters: Police

"They determined there were no other individuals involved and they believe it was an isolated incident and that there was nobody else on campus or in the public at risk," she said. The sheriff's department provides police services in the town of Cupertino, where Apple is based.

In a statement on Wednesday, Apple said its employees were "heartbroken by the tragic loss of a young and talented co-worker." An Apple spokeswoman declined further comment Thursday.

(With AP inputs)