Authorities in California are investigating a death at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino after a body was found early this morning in a conference room. Details are extremely limited right now and local news channel KTVU broke the story. Apple has not yet commented and police have not released the identity of the person found deceased. It’s not even clear at this point if the body has been identified at all.
Two tweets from KTVU’s Maureen Naylor, who broke the story, follow below:
The report was then confirmed by a reporter at a local ABC affiliate:
At this point nothing is known about the deceased or about the cause of death, but we will update this post as soon as additional details are confirmed.
UPDATE: TMZ is citing unnamed law enforcement sources in reporting that the call came into dispatch as a “possible suicide.” From the developing report:
According to the sheriff’s dispatch call there was a female employee involved in an argument on the campus — and she was being escorted out by security when she sustained a head wound … possibly from a gunshot.
As deputies were responding, they were unclear if there were multiple people involved. One portion of the dispatch exchange describes a body being found in a conference room, and that person had a gun.
UPDATE 2: TMZ is now speculating based on its knowledge of the scene that at least two people were involved with the incident. One is believed to be a Hispanic male and the second is believed to be a woman who sustained a head wound.
UPDATE 3: A spokesperson from the Sheriff’s office has confirmed that the person found dead at the scene was a Hispanic male who worked at Apple. His identity has not yet been released, and no other person was believed to have been involved with his death at this time. The Sheriff’s office also confirmed that a gun was found near the body.
UPDATE 4: A video of the Santa Clara County’s Sheriff’s Department addressing the media is embedded below.
Watch the video here if the embedded video isn’t working.