Suspicious Death at Tesla Factory Ruled a Homicide by Police

Police in Fremont California are calling a suspicious death at the Fremont Tesla factory a homicide after a body was discovered on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a report of a subject down in the parking lot at 3:26 p.m. and attempted to revive the individual. However, they were unsuccessful and the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not released the identity of the individual or the way in which the person died. Homicide detectives were called in to take over the investigation that afternoon.

Police put up crime scene tape in several areas around the parking lot of the Tesla factory. Police and security prevented people from entering or leaving the factory.

Authorities have not said if there are any arrests in relation to the incident or whether there are any vehicles of interest. They are treating this as a homicide.

Newsweek has contacted the Freemont Police Department and Tesla for comment.

Last week, Fremont police posted on their Twitter page other alerts regarding crimes in the area including a stabbing and another suspicious death.

The suspicious death alert went out on Friday December 10 at 3:24 p.m. and read: "On December 10, 2021, at approximately 12:26 p.m., the Fremont Police Department responded to the 3800 block of Decoto Road regarding a dead body.

"Officers arrived on scene and located the decedent. Detectives responded to investigate the incident.

"This is an active investigation. We have no concerns regarding community safety.

"If you can provide information regarding this incident, please call the Fremont Police Department non-emergency line at (510) 790-6800."

Regarding the stabbing, Fremont Police said they may have detained an individual of relevance but are also looking for a second person who may have been involved. They also provided a description of the person they are looking for.

The alert was released on Sunday December 12 at 12:33 a.m. and read: "On December 11, 2021 at 11:15 p.m., officers responded to a stabbing in the 39000 Block of Argonaut way.

"The victim has been transported to a trauma center, a possible involved subject has been detained.

"Officers are currently searching the area for a second involved subject described as a white male adult in his 40s, gray short hair, blue eyes, dressed in a long-sleeve plaid shirt, blue jeans and carrying a large red bag. The weapon is outstanding."

They again asked if anyone has information regarding the incident to call their non-emergency phone line at (510) 790-6800.

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FEBRUARY 4, 2015 FREMONT, CA Cars charge at stations outside of Tesla's factory in Fremont.Fremont police are investigating a suspicious death as a homicide. David Butow/Getty