Julien Hug of ‘The Bachelorette’ Found Dead

Julien Hug, from Jillian Harris’ season 5 of The Bachelorette, was found dead off a highway in the southern Californian desert.

Hug’s father, Betrand Hug, told KGTV San Diego that Julien was on his way to his family’s restaurant in Palm Desert, California, when he went missing on Monday.

Bachelorette Jillian Harris offered her condolences in a statement, “I am completely heartbroken for the Hug family, and my whole heart goes out to them today as they mourn a precious life that ended far too soon. It’s very difficult to find the words to express my condolences, but I will always remember Julien’s gentle demeanor and kind heart, which will be sadly missed.”

Deputy Melissa Nieburger of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the body of a “deceased male adult” was found Wednesday morning, in an area called Pinyon Pines.

“At this time, we’re not releasing the name of person, pending identification by the coroner. As for the manner of death, that will be released pending the result of the autopsy,” Nieburger told People.

While the deceased’s name wasn’t released, a spokesperson for the Hug family confirmed to KGTV, last night, that the body was Julien’s.

On The Bachelorette’s first Season 5 episode, Hug had described himself as an adventurous person, saying, “The sense of freedom that comes from skydiving is a big thrill.”

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