Monday, October 7, 2019 6:40 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead after being abducted last week from his Santa Cruz County home was shot to death.
The county's Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday an autopsy revealed that 50-year-old Tushar Are died of a gunshot wound.
Sheriff officials say Tushar was kidnapped "during a crime" and last seen getting into a white BMW SUV on Oct. 1. The BMW was later located along with a body.
Officials identified the body last week as Atre.
Investigators say they believe the motive for the kidnapping was robbery. No suspects have been identified.
Atre owns a Santa Cruz-based firm called AtreNet Inc. that helps companies design their websites.