Bachelorette Contestant Shot Himself: Friend
Julien Hug's body found in remote area of national forest
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2010 2:41 AM CDT
Updated Nov 5, 2010 9:40 AM CDT
Julien Hug, a former contestant on the ABC series "The Bachelorette," is shown at a Habitat for Humanity event in Pacoima, Calif., earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Tammie Arroyo, file)

(Newser) – The body of former Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug has been found in a remote area of California's San Bernardino National Forest. Police say they don't suspect foul play, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. No cause of death has been officially reported, but a friend tells Radar that Hug, who had been battling "personal demons," drove himself into the desert and shot himself in the head.

The 35-year-old Hug, who competed on the ABC reality show last year, was reported missing early this week after he failed to show up as expected at a restaurant owned by his family in Palm Desert. An aerial search was conducted after his Jeep was found on a park access road.

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Nov 5, 2010 5:29 PM CDT
I'd shoot myself before I worked with my family again.
Nov 5, 2010 3:33 PM CDT
How sad. I can't imagine the despair which leads people to suicide.