The death of CorePower Yoga founder, Trevor Tice, 48, in San Diego, California, has been called “suspicious” by the police. Tice, who had lived in San Diego, was found dead at his house in the Sunset Cliffs area of Point Loma on Monday. Police were called to Tice’s house and they arrived at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Monday after a friend of the CorePower Yoga founder told them he was not answering texts or calls, and had gone to the house and looked in the windows, and seeing something “concerning” inside.
According to CBS Denver, homicide detectives were called in due to what San Diego Police Lt. Mike Holden said was “evidence found at the scene.” Holden has not confirmed what the evidence was and he did not elaborate on why Tice’s death seemed to be under suspicious circumstances.
The New York Daily News reported that Lt. Holden said the police thought Tice had been living alone in the San Diego mansion. Holden said that “someone who knew him called for a welfare check.”
CBS News 8 reported that Lt. Holden said the police were currently interviewing people in the neighborhood. He said that they were reaching out to people who knew Tice.
On Tuesday, Lt. Holden was interviewed by The Denver Post, and said the cause of Tice’s death will likely not be known until an autopsy is done. He stated, “This could be a straight death. Or, potentially, he could have been murdered and this is a homicide investigation. We don’t know.”
Lt. Holden went on to say that the autopsy would probably be completed within the next day. He is hopeful that the autopsy will shed some light on his death.
Though tax records show that the house was sold to Tice in January 2016, a neighbor said in an interview with CBS News 8 the residence has been under construction and he did not believe anyone was actually living there yet. The neighbor went on to say new windows, doors, and even an infinity pool had been installed at the home.
Tice moved to San Diego from Denver, where he started CorePower Yoga on 2002. Since then, the company has exploded, expanding to include more than 160 locations across the country.
Tice helped introduce fitness-oriented yoga to masses of people. Before he founded the yoga company, he was the owner of an IT company called TechPartners International. In 2001, he sold that company for $60 million.
Trevor Tice, the founder of CorePower Yoga, passed away at a his residence in San Diego, under what the police have called “suspicious circumstances.” His employees expressed their condolences on Facebook, writing that they were “deeply saddened” and grieving the tragic loss of their founder.
By John Samuels
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