Man abducted from California home was shot to death

Man abducted from California home was shot to death
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office shows Tushar Atre who was kidnapped from his home during a crime in Santa Cruz, Calif. Authorities say Tushar Atre 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, Oct. 7, 2019, an autopsy revealed that 50-year-old Tushar Are died of a gunshot wound. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

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.

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