A pharmacy intern took his own life but staged his suicide to look like a murder, investigators say.
According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Alvin Ahmed, 25, fatally shot himself in the head, after orchestrating a plan that made it look as though he had been murdered.
After finishing his shift at an Atlanta-area Publix supermarket, where he worked at the pharmacy, Ahmed reportedly left his car in the parking lot, with groceries for his mother inside, reportedly leading his family to believe he was abducted.
That same day, Ahmed reportedly claimed he had been approached by a group of young men who accosted him and asked about his salary and assets.
But investigators found a note in Ahmed’s phone that indicated he had staged his death to look like a kidnapping and murder.
“The phone data contained a note which indicated that Mr. Ahmed staged certain elements of the case to cast suspicion that he had been murdered,” Atlanta Police Cpl. Michele Pihera told the newspaper in an email.
“There is no credible evidence that the case was a homicide.”
According to Facebook posts on Ahmed’s page written by a relative, the young man was missing for days before a body was found near the lake, which then took several more days to identify.
The family doesn’t know why Ahmed took his own life or staged it to look like a homicide.
“We have closure with the body, but still don’t have closure as to how Alvin got there, and I don’t think we will,” his brother Kalvin told the newspaper.