On Monday, Recode reported that former Auburn University student-athlete Adam Boulware had been found dead at his home in Virginia.
His death came after a man, who authorities have not identified, had been reported missing.
A friend of the family, who also did not want to be identified, told the publication that Adam Bousley had been a victim of domestic violence.
Boulley’s parents told the website that they were devastated.
“I don’t think we’ll ever know how Adam was able to live this life,” his mother said.
“He was a beautiful man.
We miss him terribly.
He was such a great guy.
We’re all hurting.”
Adam Boulsley’s father told the outlet that he is worried for his son’s well-being.
“It’s a sad thing,” he said.
In a Facebook post, Boulie said that he had just started a new job as a server at a hotel, and that he planned to spend time with his family in Virginia when he returned.
He also wrote that he was very thankful to the Auburn community for its outpouring of support.
“All of us at Auburn have lost a family member at such a tragic time,” he wrote.
“We are blessed to have had the opportunity to spend a few months with him.
The outpouring, and our thoughts are with his loved ones.”
Adam’s death comes after two other high school athletes were found dead in recent weeks.
In June, a 15-year-old high school football player from Kansas City, Kansas, died after a confrontation with his father in a Kansas City park.
In July, a 17-year old high school student from Louisiana was found dead after he was reported missing by his mother.
The two deaths have sparked widespread mourning, with students and alumni taking to social media to express their grief.
“Sad day at Auburn,” one user wrote.
Another user said, “I am so sorry for Adam.
I wish he had been home when I left for school that weekend.”