A man who found his parents shot to death in their family home in Syosset seven years ago has been found dead in Philadelphia. The body of Pulkit Singh, 20, a student at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School was discovered Jan. 12 in his off-campus room, The Daily Pennsylvanian, a college newspaper, reported.
The cause of death is being investigated by the Philadelphia Health Department and campus police, the newspaper reported. Criminality was not suspected but a health department official told The Daily Pennsylvanian that the cause of death might not be determined for months. Calls to campus police were not returned Saturday.
"He was the star of our family, and he had a brain that could think at least 10 or 12 years ahead of his time," his uncle Joginder Singh told The Daily Pennsylvanian.
On Jan. 23, 2007, brothers Pulkit and Ankur Singh, then 13 and 12, went to school and returned home seven hours later to find their parents, Jaspal, 46, and Geeta, 38, shot to death.
In 2011, Pulkit, who also went by the name Josh, told Newsday that he was haunted by the discovery of his slain parents and by the fact that the killer was still on the loose.
"I don't feel like we're ever going to find out who did it," he said. "Knowing what happened would help us bring justice to our family and peace to our family."
Police said at the time they believed the parents, who immigrated to the United States from India, had been targeted.
Nassau police were unable to comment Saturday on the status of that case.
Pulkit Singh and his younger brother have lived with their uncle since their parents' deaths. Pulkit Singh was an honor student at Bethpage High School.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he was pursuing dual degrees from the Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Penn. He expected to graduate next year. His profile also said that he was an intern at Thrive Gaming, a Philadelphia company specializing in online casino gaming.A viewing was held Saturday at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage. Cremation followed at the Nassau Suffolk Crematory in Lake Ronkonkoma, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian.