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    SF CEO Killed in His Office, Suspect Arrested

    A 52-year-old man died in a suspected homicide on San Francisco's Market Street late Wednesday night, police said. Jean Elle reports.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    A 52-year-old man died in a suspected homicide on San Francisco's Market Street late Wednesday night, police said.

    Bart Kylstra, CEO of Rio Mobility, a company that makes electric accessories for wheel chairs, was allegedly killed inside his office apartment.

    The homicide was reported at about 11:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Market Street after a co-worker of Kylstra reported him missing.

    Upon arrival to his place of work, they found him dead.

    "That's unsettling too right next door not a great neighborhood but never had anything like that here," said neighbor Ron Rosen. "Three police cars and ambulance down there I didn't hear anything at all."

    Police did not release any information about how Kylstra died but they did arrest an employee of his Thursday night.

    A source close to the investigation said a Rio Mobillity employee allegedly tased and then beat the CEO to death after Kylstra accused the worker of embezzling $100,000.

    People who live in his SOMA apartment complex say they are stunned a neighbor who was always happy to help is gone.

    A friend says Kylstra was an engineer and problem solver who saw a need to improve the lives of people who use wheelchairs and dedicated himself to getting the company off the ground.

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