San Diego police are investigating the “suspicious” death of CorePower Yoga founder Trevor Tice, PEOPLE confirms.
Tice, 48, was found dead in his Sunset Cliffs home on Monday after police received a call to check on his welfare, San Diego police Lt. Mike Holden tells PEOPLE.
While police haven’t ruled his death a homicide, investigators were called to the scene because Tice was discovered under “suspicious circumstances,” Holden says.
Tice was reportedly living alone at the time of his death, and his home was being remodeled
“This could end up just being a death,” Holden tells PEOPLE, adding that the department is being cautious and not ruling anything out.
An autopsy has yet to be performed on the 48-year-old’s body, Holden says. He declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation.
Tice is the founder of CorePower Yoga, the largest privately held chain of yoga studios in the country. The Denver-based company said it operates more than 160 locations in close to 100 cities across the country and is preparing to open its first studio in New York City.
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In a statement on Facebook, CorePower described itself as the “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,” CorePower said. “Together, our community is grieving this tragic loss and honoring Trevor’s tremendous legacy.” (A company representative declined further comment to PEOPLE.)
A Colorado native, Tice became interested in yoga after a climbing accident, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. As founder and CEO, he stewarded CorePower’s growth until stepping aside after 2012.
Anyone with information about Tice’s death is asked to call San Diego police, at 619-531-2293, or Crime Stoppers, at 888-580-8477.