Where Apple is concerned, we’re used to hearing reports of only the good things that happen at the company. The cutting-edge products, the innovation and commitment to producing quality hardware and software combinations. The unwavering dedication to becoming one of the most environmentally friendly companies in the world. It’s for those exact reasons that the discovery of a body at Apple’s headquarters brought about total shock when the news was released into the public domain. In continuation, we’re now hearing unconfirmed reports that the Apple employee has been identified as a 25-year-old software engineer.
The latest information about this tragic event has been put out there by ABC News reporter Matt Keller, who had also took to Twitter to not only identify the age of the employee, but also his name. We must state at this moment in time that there have been no sources cited, and that it remains largely unconfirmed if the identity given is actually accurate. With that said, it has been reported that someone with the same name did have a LinkedIn profile stating that he worked at Apple. That LinkedIn profile has since been deleted. We can only hypothesize that it likely belonged to the same person, but that is still unconfirmed at this moment.
The exact turn of events that led to the Apple employee being discovered deceased are currently unknown. A number of reports claim that a dead body was discovered in a conference room at the company’s Infinite Loop campus at approximately 8:30AM Pacific Time. At the time, it was largely unknown if it was a hoax or if the reports were true.
Apple moved relatively promptly to confirm the incident later during the same day. Apple spokesperson Kristin Hugue has stated:
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. We are working to support them however we can in this difficult time.
In the time since Matt Keller’s announcement, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s Office has officially ruled the death a suicide. We mirror the sentiments of Apple in passing our deepest sympathies to anyone affected by this tragic event.
(Source: @MattKellerABC7 [Twitter])