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Foul play is not suspected in the death of Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug, whose body was found off a highway in the Southern California desert Wednesday.

Hug's body was in such a remote area that police had to use a helicopter to get him and had to wait overnight to recover it. His car was found on a forest service access road.

The county coroner has yet to determine official cause of death.

Hug's father said the season 5 Bachelorette contestant, 35, disappeared while on his way to help his family manage their newest restaurant in Palm Desert, Calif.

"I will always remember Julien’s gentle demeanor and kind heart, which will be sadly missed," Bachelorette Jillian Harris tells