It hasn’t been confirmed if this is the same girlfriend Seau was arrested for in connection to a Domestic Violence incident last year. That incident led to Seau driving his car off a cliff.
He did not sustain any major injuries from that accident.
All we do know that someone describing herself as Seau’s girlfriend did make the initial call to police.
A rep for the Oceanside Police Department just spoke outside Seau’s San Diego house, claiming Seau’s body was initially discovered by Seau’s girlfriend. Authorities responded, and found Seau’s unconscious body inside a bedroom, with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Paramedics attempted to revive Seau, but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body is still inside the house.
The rep says investigators recovered a handgun on the scene. The case is being investigated as a suicide.
Seau’s mother also spoke briefly — and she was hysterical, crying to God, “Take me. Leave my son alone!”
No parent should have to bury their child, so once again thoughts and prayers go out to Seau’s family and friends.