Police in Pullman, Washington, provided more information about the death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Jan. 16.
The police initially announced Hilinski had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, pending a full autopsy, per the Seattle Times' Stefanie Loh.
According to Loh, police said Tuesday two of Hilinski's teammates had arrived at his apartment after the sophomore quarterback had missed a lunch with members of the team, as well as a weightlifting session. They forced their way inside to discover Hilinski's body.
Police had been alerted to Hilinski's absence from team activities and attempted to perform a welfare check at an apartment complex into which Hilinski was moving. However, he was in the apartment he previously rented.
Authorities found a suicide note at the scene but won't disclose the details of the note, citing a Washington state law that requires police to only provide the information to a victim's family members.
According to ESPN.com's Kyle Bonagura, the coroner for Whitman County, Washington, ruled Hilinski's death a suicide, and police were interviewing people close to Hilinski to determine a reason for his suicide.