Robert McKeon, the founder and chairman of Veritas Capital, a private equity firm that invested in defense contractors, was found dead in his home on Monday.
The medical examiner’s office ruled McKeon’s death as “asphyxia due to neck compression.”
It’s wasn’t immediately known who found 58-year-old McKeon’s body in his $5million Darien home, where he lived with his wife, Clare, who works at Christie’s in Manhattan and children.
Before forming Veritas, the Harvard Business School graduate founded Wasserstein Perella & Co in 1988 with Joseph Perella and the late Bruce Wasserstein, where he worked as the head of private equity then later chairman.
In 1992, he, Perella and Wasserstein founded Veritas.
It’s unknown whether McKeon left a suicide note.