Kidnapped Indian-origin millionaire Tushar Atre found dead in his car

Atre, 50 — owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses — was kidnapped from his house on Tuesday.

Indian-origin tech millionaire Tushar Atre who was abducted from his home in California’s Santa Cruz earlier this week has been found dead inside his BMW car.

Atre, 50 — owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses — was kidnapped from his house around 3 a.m. “during a crime” on Tuesday, the Santa Cruz county sheriff”s office said, adding that he was last seen getting into his white BMW.

Sheriff”s deputies said they responded to Atre”s home in the 3000 block of Pleasure Point Rd. after receiving a 911 call from someone inside the residence that day who reported a home invasion and kidnapping.

Deputies located the car on Tuesday afternoon in the Santa Cruz Mountains and found a body in the same location.

“We have some unfortunate news, we have found the car associated with this case along with a deceased person,” the office said in a Facebook statement.

On Wednesday afternoon, the office confirmed the body found was identified as Atre. “We have reason to believe the motive was robbery,” the statement added.

The police were looking for two people in relation to the case, KTVU station reported.

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