Apple employee found dead at California headquarters

Apple Inc employee found dead at company’s California headquarters.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

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Updated Apr 29, 2016

An Apple Inc employee found dead at the company's California headquarters was identified as Edward Mackowiak, 25, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on Thursday.

Mackowiak's body was found Wednesday at Apple's Cupertino campus, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County coroner's office said.

The Medical Examiner determined the manner of death was suicide and the cause was a gunshot to the head," the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a written statement.

Mackowiak's body was found Wednesday at Apple's campus in the Silicon Valley community of Cupertino.

An Apple spokesman declined to comment or say what Mackowiak did for the company, but a LinkedIn profile that has since been taken down listed him as a software engineer.

On Wednesday, local media reported that the victim had suffered a head wound and a gun was discovered near his body.

"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," the company said in a statement issued late on Wednesday.

TRTWorld, Reuters