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'Starbucks of Yoga' Founder Dead in Suspicious Circumstances

Trevor Tice, 48, discovered at his San Diego home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2016 1:41 PM CST
'Starbucks of Yoga' Founder Dead in Suspicious Circumstances
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The founder of a yoga chain once called "the Starbucks of yoga" has been found dead in his home under what police are calling "suspicious circumstances," the Washington Post reports. Police were called to the San Diego home of Trevor Tice Monday around noon for a welfare check, and found the 48-year-old founder of CorePower Yoga dead inside. A neighbor tells San Diego's 10News that a contractor working on Tice's home told her he saw broken glass and blood inside the house Monday. All police are saying officially is that homicide detectives are investigating; no cause of death has been released.

Tice started with just one CorePower Yoga studio in Denver in 2002; since then, it has boomed into "the largest privately held chain of yoga studios in the country," with more than 160 locations in 100 cities, per its website. Its hourlong classes blend three types of yoga (Bikram, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa), which has irked some "yoga purists," per the Post. In January, Tice purchased the five-bedroom, $3 million home where he was eventually found dead; he was believed to have lived there alone. Neighbors tell 10News he didn't live there full-time, and say they found it odd that though his car was parked outside the house Friday, his dogs were left outside all weekend. An autopsy should be completed "within the next day," per the Denver Post. (More yoga stories.)

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