Police won't release WSU QB Hilinski's suicide note

Police will not publicly release the suicide note found by Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's body last week, citing state law that restricts the distribution of suicide note details only to family members.

Hilinski, 21, was found dead last Tuesday night in his apartment in Pullman, Wash. The official cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Whitman County (Washington) Coroner's office.

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Along with the suicide note, police found a .223-caliber rifle near Hilinski's body that belonged to a teammate. Hilinski took the firearm without the teammate's knowledge on or before Jan. 12.

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said a particular motive for suicide has not yet been discovered. The investigation is remaining open pending toxicology results.

The police went to Hilinski's apartment last Tuesday to do a welfare check after the redshirt sophomore failed to show up for practice earlier in the day.

--Field Level Media

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