Pharmacy intern staged his suicide to look like murder: cops

A pharmacy intern from Georgia is believed to have staged his own suicide to make it seem like he was murdered, police said.

University of Georgia graduate Alvin Ahmed vanished July 16, after his shift at a local Publix. His car and groceries he’d bought for his mom were left in the Publix parking lot, leading his family to believe he had been abducted, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Earlier in the day, the 25-year-old had mentioned to family members and co-workers that a group of young men had accosted him and asked about his watch, car and how much money he made.

Now investigators believe those were all details Ahmed orchestrated to make his disappearance seem suspicious.

Most damning is a note found in the young man’s “Reminders” app that laid out a plan for the night he was abducted: to turn off his watch and phone and discard them at a nearby restaurant, Atmosphere Bar and Grill, and then walk to Lake Carlton, about two miles from Publix.

“The phone data contained a note which indicated that Mr. Ahmed staged certain elements of the case to cast suspicion that he had been murdered,” Cpl. Michele Pihera said in an emailed statement to the AJC.

Two days after Ahmed vanished, a body was found in Lake Carlton with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. On Wednesday, authorities positively identified the body as Ahmed after DNA testing.

“There is no credible evidence that the case was a homicide,” Pihera said.

In a statement to the paper, Ahmed’s brother, Kalvin Ahmed, said the family would always have questions about the death of their relative.

“We have closure with the body, but still don’t have closure as to how Alvin got there, and I don’t think we will,” he said.

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