Julien Hug, a contestant on Season 5 of The Bachelorette, was found dead off a highway in the Southern California desert, his family confirmed Thursday. The manner of death is currently unknown, and will be released pending the result of an autopsy. Hug, 35, was eliminated after only two episodes of The Bachelorette, which starred Jillian Harris. “I am completely heartbroken for the Hug family, and my whole heart goes out to them today as they mourn a precious life that ended far too soon,” a statement from Harris said. Hug was reportedly on his way to help his family manage their newest restaurant in Palm Desert, and his body was discovered on Monday.