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Julien Hug -- 'No Foul Play' Suspected

11/4/2010 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Detectives investigating the death of Julien Hug -- a former contestant on "The Bachelorette" -- don't think there was foul play involved.

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According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Julien's body was found in such an extremely remote area of the San Bernardino National Forest that detectives had to call in a helicopter to remove the body.

Although they located Julien's body yesterday afternoon -- deputies were not able to recover the corpse until 10AM today.

Officials are waiting for the Coroner's Report to determine cause of death .. but say they're handling this as an investigation "where no foul play is suspected."

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JohnnyBOYYYYYY    

So what did this guy starve or die of dehydration or something???

1398 days ago
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NickSunset    

Sounds like he had sexual gender issues, and took the "Suicide by I AM LOST" way out.

Sad the guy was such a big time celebrity.

1398 days ago
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MissAnn    

So a how do the police find a body in an area so remote it can only be reached by helicopter but no foul play is suspected. Sounds like someone might get away with murder.

1398 days ago
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kinm    

maybe mountain climbing accident

1398 days ago
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me    

i know some of the SB forest area and some parts are dangerous. may he r.i.p

1398 days ago
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jhoggggggggg    

Lucky ****er

1398 days ago
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SusanInFlorida    

"corpse"????? Can you give the guy some respect, please, TMZ??? His family would hardly call their deceased son a corpse!

1398 days ago
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RSF resident    

The media may or may not ever disclose that the cause of death was in deed a suicide. I was told that
Julian took great measures to plan his death and yes, it was also confirmed through friends of his family this afternoon that a note was left. However the cause had nothing to do with Julian loosing The Bachelorette or any other ridiculous rumors about his sexuality. The entire community of Ranch Santa Fe is deeply saddened by this discovery. Depression and emotional turmoil is nothing to take lightly and is tragically often undetected especially in someone like Julian who appeared to have it all... Great looks, all the women he could ever wish for, a successful career, financial security, well liked by all, etc.... But sometimes none of these things matter when the most important thing a human being needs is absent or perhaps feels unobtainable. Please stop with the insensitive and hurtful remarks and allow his family and loved ones come to terms about this unnecessary and tragic loss.
So Please stop with the insensitivity and ignorant remarks and let his family and loved ones come to terms with such an unnecessary loss.

1398 days ago
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Stephanie     

Huggie Bear, I left my heart in San Diego. --petite chou

1398 days ago
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P Gallery    

Pay attention to # 8 RSF Resident. I have also been informed this is a suicide. I knew him as a casual acquaintance, he was nothing but nice to my friends and me. From my limited friendship, there were no indications that there was anything troubling Julien. RIP my friend.

1398 days ago
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JLS    

The body was found in a remote area they couldn't easily get to? Then how did he get into it? Somebody is getting away with MURDER.

1398 days ago
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Lynn M    

The media may or may not ever disclose that the cause of death was in deed a suicide. I was told that
Julian took great measures to plan his death and yes, it was also confirmed through friends of his family this afternoon that a note was left. However the cause had nothing to do with Julian loosing The Bachelorette or any other ridiculous rumors about his sexuality. The entire community of Ranch Santa Fe is deeply saddened by this discovery. Depression and emotional turmoil is nothing to take lightly and is tragically often undetected especially in someone like Julian who appeared to have it all... Great looks, all the women he could ever wish for, a successful career, financial security, well liked by all, etc.... But sometimes none of these things matter when the most important thing a human being needs is absent or perhaps feels unobtainable. Please stop with the insensitive and hurtful remarks and allow his family and loved ones come to terms about this unnecessary and tragic loss.
So Please stop with the insensitivity and ignorant remarks and let his family and loved ones come to terms with such an unnecessary loss.

Posted at 8:55 PM on Nov 4, 2010 by RSF resident

Until the coroner confirms the cause of death, this is all speculation. Whe one hikes in remote areas, it is not uncommon and even wise, for one to leave a note describing where one intends to hike, what they have with them, and how long they expect to be gone, just in case of this type of disappearance.

So unless you've seen the note and its contents, it is all hearsay. Finding a note under these cir***stances means nothing as does the decision to take a day hike while traveling to Palm Spring via this highway. The weather has been unseasonably warm and dry and there are many hazards in this area.

So lets wait until the coroner makes a determination as to the cause of death for this young man.

1398 days ago
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MS    

I am disgusted and truly disturbed by the insensitive comments made by individuals regarding this tragic event. How can you people make jokes and make fun of anyone in this family? All of your judging and criticisms are unfounded and downright ignorant. There is so much pain that the families are having to endure. There are speculations and suspicions, fingers are pointing. Loved ones are divided as everyone tries to make some sense out of it all. So what if there were heated arguments? Every couple has arguments! The media, as well as several of you idiots, are warping things to demonize Joe and make it sound like he didn't care that Laura was missing and that he is emotionless. that is so far from the truth. Perhaps Laura's family does not believe that Joe is being forthright, but I imagine that when parents lose a child, they need to channel the confusion and pain towards something, someone, anything they can find. Can you not hear the pain in Lauren's blog entry in response to your narcissism and your demented entries? Until the dust settles and the police do their job to follow up on every single lead they come across, the only thing that is real is that someone lost their daughter, someone lost their sister, someone lost their wife, and someone lost their mother. Each of these people are in severe pain and all you jackasses can do is crack jokes and rush to biased conclusions. Karma is a mother f-er, so be sure to look over your shoulder every time you decide to spew a thoughtless, unkind, unsympathetic comment.

To the families who have suffered loss: our prayers are with you all. Don't forget that you all share one very important thing in common. You all loved Laura and she loved all of you back. she is with God and she can hear and see everything going on. So find it in your hearts to love each other, support each other, and conduct yourself in a way that she would want you to. I heard your stories about her today at the funeral and Now I know how truly beautiful she was and how much you all loved her. I will pray for you all and that you may find peace through all your sorrow. Jesus Christ

1398 days ago
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Theon    

I'm more curious as to whether this was an accident or suicide,. Judging from some of the comments that he was a down to earth guy, and likable most likely accident,but then again people often at times hide their demons from public to not appear weak.

1398 days ago
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JLS    

@Poster No.8:

Thank you. Your clarification was needed here. I am sorry for your loss.

@Poster No. 14:

I'm sad to hear you've lost somebody you cared about. He's certainly better off for knowing you. God bless you both.

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