Fahim Saleh’s sister – the tech executive murdered and decomposed inside her Manhattan apartment – posted a touching tribute to her “pretty” brother on Thursday, revealing that his severed head and limbs had been stitched back into his body in time for the funeral.
A long post on Medium by Ruby Angela Saleh was posted on the anniversary of the 33-year-old entrepreneur’s death.
“On July 13, 2020, exactly a month ago, my brother came back from a three-mile run and was murdered in his apartment,” Ruby wrote. “Sometimes it still doesn’t really feel that Fahim is gone. And at times it feels too precise like a cruel, disgusting and unbearable reality, leaving me seeing nothing but darkness and feeling nothing but piercing pain in every quadrant of it. my heart. “
The touching post includes many family photos of Fahim with his two sisters and his parents and details of his life ̵1; his love for 3-year-old pomsky dog Laila, His generosity towards families and staff, his obsession with technology began when he was just a kid.
“Fahim’s brain is a bottomless magic hat of big and small, whimsical and serious ideas, local and global,” writes Ruby of the tech specialist, who served as CEO of Motorcycle Gokada application in Nigeria. “You never know what he’s going to do next, but he gets on with all the ideas right away. He can’t let one sit; he was too excited to open his mind to the world for the rest of us to enjoy. “
She said her family broke up when they moved from Saudi Arabia to the US, where her father worked as a computer programmer in Louisiana. Fahim’s upbringing resonated with him after he worked in the technology industry.
Ruby writes: “Coming from too little, Fahim doesn’t care about becoming a wealthy businessman who just hangs out with other wealthy entrepreneurs. “His heart is open most open to those in need. “These drivers depend on me,” he said, speaking of Gokada, the motorcycle ride-hailing app he developed in Nigeria. Just as he was determined to ease our father’s difficulties, he later dedicated himself to helping the difficulties of countless others ”
Former Fahim executive aide, Tyrese Haspil, was charged with stabbing and amputating his former boss after allegedly embezzling more than $ 90,000 from him. Fahim has asked not to call the police if Haspil, 21, pays his debt several times.
Ruby recalled calling her sister after receiving a panic call from their aunt, who reported that Fahim had been murdered.
“She found his body in his living room,” her sister told Ruby referring to his cousin allegedly interrupting Haspil when he cut Fahim’s body with an electric saw.
Fahim’s legs, arms, and legs are tucked in pockets scattered throughout his $ 2.2 million apartment on the Lower East Side.
Ruby said she had to identify her brother’s mutilated body through a photo on her computer due to the coronavirus outbreak – making his death even more real.
“I started stroking his face on the computer screen with my index finger as tears ran down his cheeks,” she wrote. “I just wanted to tell him ‘I’m so sorry, Fahim, I’m so sorry, Fahim. My poor brother. My heart.'”
She also recalls having to plead with the Hudson Valley funeral home for her brother’s body parts to be placed “in the right place in the coffin” – after she was told that “would not be able to sew limbs and back to torso before burial “.
Ruby wrote: “The day before the funeral, that man called me. “” It wasn’t easy, but we were able to bring him back together. “
Ruby, who last saw her brother a year ago, also released a tearful YouTube video from her parents’ home, showing a fireplace in the background featuring photos of him.
“My family and I are in a lot of shock and depression,” she said. “Our pretty guy was taken away and now doesn’t feel like life can be fun again.”
The sister said her father spent the day looking after Fahim’s beloved Laila “told her in the affectionate tone he gave to my brother” and watched and read about his son’s accomplishments.
Ruby wrote: “My mother spent all day crying. “At night, she can’t sleep.”
Ruby vowed that her family would fight to bring Fahim’s killer to justice, calling his death “a crime of the most cruel and disgusting nature”.
Haspil pleaded not guilty to second degree murder.