California authorities have arrested suspects in connection with the murder of a kidnapped tech magnate millionaire seven months ago.
“Several suspects” were detained on Tuesday in connection with the murder of 50-year-old Tushar Atre, who was kidnapped from his luxurious oceanfront home and killed on October 1, 2019. The sheriff’s office in Santa Cruz County, California, reported.
Atre, CEO of Atrenet and Interstitial Systems, was kidnapped from his home. He was dragged into his own BMW SUV. Police found Atre’s body a few hours later, he was shot and killed. The body was left in a car in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 14 miles from Atre’s house. In November, the sheriff’s office released a videotape showing three men, one with a rifle, walking near the house of Atre. “We want to thank our community for their assistance in this investigation. We would also like to extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Atre’s family,” said the sheriff’s office. Investigators believe the murder was motivated by the robbery. More information about the arrests is scheduled to be released later.