employee died of self-inflicted gunshot wound: police
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[April 29, 2016]
By Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) - The Apple Inc <AAPL.O>
employee found dead at the company's California headquarters committed
suicide, dying of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on
The victim, who was found on Wednesday deceased in a conference
room at Apple's campus in Silicon Valley, was identified as
25-year-old Edward Thomas Mackowiak of Santa Clara, California.
"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.
An Apple spokesman declined to comment on Thursday or say what
Mackowiak did for the company, but a LinkedIn profile that has since
been taken down listed him as a software engineer.
There was no immediate word on what might have led Mackowiack to
take his own life.
"We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of a young and talented
coworker," the company said in a statement issued late on Wednesday.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and
friends, including the many people he worked with here at Apple."
Apple's so-called Infinite Loop campus is the hub for the company's
workforce in Cupertino, which numbers 16,000 employees, according to
a 2013 report on the company's economic impact. The company is
constructing another campus in the city, a massive loop of glass
often likened to a spaceship.
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Apple on Tuesday reported its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and
its first revenue drop in 13 years.
(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, Julia Love and Curtis
Skinner in San Francisco and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by
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