Young Washington State Quarterback Commits Suicide


21-year-old Tyler Hilinski was found in his Pullman, Washington, apartment on Tuesday after he didn't show up for practice, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police also found a rifle and a suicide note.

Police Chief Gary Jenkins declined to reveal the contents of the note.

Police were interviewing Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why the Cougars' presumptive starting quarterback apparently took his life. "The missing piece here is why," Jenkins said.

Hilinski's family in California issued a statement saying they were in "complete shock and disarray" over his death.

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