Trevor Tice, the founder of a nationwide yoga chain, was found dead in his home in San Diego, Calif., according to reports.
Officials said Tice, the head of CorePower Yoga, died under “suspicious circumstances” and homicide detectives are investigating his death, ABC News reported. He was found dead on Monday, Dec. 12.
CorePower also confirmed his death, issuing a statement that read: “CorePower Yoga is a manifestation of the best Trevor brought to the world: boundless energy, an electric smile, an immutable desire to improve. Trevor contributed more to the world than most dare to dream — and we will forever live in a more joyful, more peaceful, and fundamentally better place because Trevor Tice was part of it.” It added: “Our community is grieving this tragic loss and honoring Trevor’s tremendous legacy.”
Police didn’t release a cause of death. No suspects have been named.
A friend went to Tice’s home on Monday to check up on Tice, 48, when he didn’t return phone calls or text messages, Lt. Mike Holden told CBS News. Evidence found on the scene of his death triggered a homicide investigation.
Officials didn’t say if Tice was murdered, pending an autopsy investigation.
CorePower Yoga, based in Denver, has 160 stores across the United States. It was established in 2002.