A US hedge fund founder was found dead on Sunday at his Manhattan apartment, the authorities said.
70-year-old Thomas Gilbert, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found soaked in blood inside his apartment bedroom.
According to the New York police, the reason behind his death is probably the gun shot at his head. He was fatally shot once at his head around 3:30 pm EST.
The New York police on Sunday said that they are questioning Gilbert’s son, who is being suspected in the murder case. The police have discovered a .40-caliber handgun from the crime scene.
Lieutenant John Grimpel, police spokesman, said, “Right now, we’re looking to speak to his son, who was the last person to see him alive.”
Grimpel has not identified the son.
The police have not ruled out a homicide in Gilbert’s death, but they will be awaiting a coroner’s findings.
Gilbert was one of the co-founder of Syzygy Therapeutics, a private equity biotech asset acquisition fund. He left the firm in 2011 to form Wainscott.
He founded Wainscott in the year 2011 and was enjoying the post of chief investment officer at the fund, a profile on the fund’s website said.
Gilbert is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Princeton University.