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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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16.

Sam Brock    

Having lived a block or so from the full of salt Mille Fleurs, I found my few dealings with Julien troubling...after my rescued greyhound was attacked on her daily walk in front of Mr. Hug and his guests at the Mille Fleurs outside Patio, I found Julien as the Mille Fleurs manager, and having seen me at many functions which where held at Mille Fleurs...to be an arrogant one....he acted as a snob and a manager...I was shocked...having lived in the area all my life and trying the salt loaded food at Mille Fleurs off and on to see of any improvement, his friends and He did nothing as the pitbull took a bite out of my greyhounds back....of course, no body said sorry, nothing....as they had zero clue as to control a pitbull that they had for show and tell, as Julien thought it was funny!
of course that was not my only dealings with the untalented dead one.....

1262 days ago
17.

Paschyy    

What a sad story! My only question is how could they find the body Wednesday afternoon and just be picking him up Thursday morning?

1262 days ago
18.

Karma    

Re: number 8 - Are you really a RSF resident?. You are a serious disgrace. I think the only town you live in is in your own "head". Stay out of the Hugs business period. karma is a bitch and I heard she bites!.

1262 days ago
19.

Peanut 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 was no indications that there was anything troubling Julien. RIP my friend.

1262 days ago
20.

squeeky    

Another site is reporting that he died of a self
inflicted gun shot would to the head. I know that
if a story does not involve Mel/Oksana..or Jesse
James..TMZ is very slow to report on it. Some of
us are SICK of the Mel/Oskana crap Harvey, and have
actually started going to the other site. Much
more news, more up to date, and Mel/Oksana are not
their main headlines everyday. My sympathy to Juliens
family and friends. It is a very sad situation.

1262 days ago
21.

gutsygirl    

What #23 said.

1262 days ago
22.

TRACY LEE    

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY....

1262 days ago
23.

Sally    

How sad! He was one of my favorits on the Bachelorette. A big loss to us and his family.

1262 days ago
24.

andreea    

Feel terrible for the family. Hopefully they can get some peace. We (Seattle) recently had a 20 year old girl, that seemed incredibly happy, commit suicide. Everyone suspected murder because it seemed so unlike her, but alas we don't know the inner sufferings of those around us.

1262 days ago
25.

JLS    

The family has made a statement today stating Julien died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. He also left numerous notes. What I cannot understand is why TMZ doesn't post that very statement. Instead, they are on to junk we don't even care about i.e. the body of some other male found at the Playboy mansion and some purse allegedly being ripped up. Scare sense of priorities here at TMZ.

1261 days ago
26.

MIRA    

JULIEN WAS A VERY SWEET AND FRIENDLY GENTLEMAN.I LOVE MILLE FLEUR AND FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE THERE. JULIEN ALWAYS GAVE ME A KISS AND A HUG EVERYTIME I ARRIVED AT MILLE FLEUR.A REAL CLASSY MAN. HANDSOME, KIND AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. GOD BLESS YOU WHEREVER U R. I AM GLAD THAT I MET YOU... THANK U. MANY HUGS AND KISSES SWEETHEART....I WILL PRAY FOR U....MRB

1261 days ago
27.

JUSTMYSAY    

JULIEN HAD THE BIGGEST HEART IN THE WORLD...A GIFT FROM HIS PARENTS .
THERE IS NO BRINGING HIM BACK...LETS SHOW OUR RESPECTS HE IS SO VERY DESERVING. ;,(
OH HE WILL BE MISSED MY THOUSANDS....THATS HOW HUGE HIS HEART WAS!

1261 days ago
28.

Bob    

I knew Julien personally and while it's possible he committed suicide I cannot see him doing that outside of the spotlight. He invited me multiple times to go sky diving with him as he went almost every Saturday morning.

I can't see him doing this in the middle of nowhere and would hope this investigation is taken a step further.

He's one of the finest examples of a good person you could ever meet despite his faults.

I never once saw him speak ill of or talk down to anybody let alone get angry.

Hopefully his story gets out and people can use him as an example of how to live well, modest, respectful, and with a decent sense of humility.

1256 days ago
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