Police are investigating a burglary at former NFL player Junior Seau's home just days after he committed suicide, according to media reports.
Five days after Seau killed himself, and in the while a growing memorial was happening outside his home, someone crawled through the doggy door that led to the garage and stole a bike from Seau's home, CNN affiliate KGTV reported.
Officers in Oceanside, California are struggling to figure out how nobody noticed the burglar, especially considering the flooding of people to the area to pay tribute to the star linebacker, who played most of his career with the San Diego Chargers.
Police said that the burglar only stole a bicycle, which didn't even belong to Seau, and rummaged through some of the belongings in the garage. Neighbors are disgusted not just at the break-in, but also at the disrespect.
"I just think it's horrible someone would even break into someone's house after a tragedy like that," neighbor Terra Ramirez told KGTV.
News of the break-in came as police also released the official police report from the day Seau was found dead.
When police arrived at Seau's home on May 2 after his girlfriend called police and said he had shot himself in bed, she led two officers upstairs to a spare bedroom, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Seau was found with a wound in the upper left chest and didn't have a pulse, the newspaper reported. Nearby lifeguards tried to revive Seau, but when paramedics arrived they pronounced Seau dead, the newspaper reported, citing the police report.
Police found a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, model 19-5, in the bed with five live rounds inside and one spent round in the cylinder, according to the newspaper.
Seau was drafted into the NFL in the first round in 1990 out of the University of Southern California. He debuted with the Chargers, establishing his Hall of Fame potential as a Pro Bowl staple.
He left San Diego before the 2003 season to join the Miami Dolphins and spent parts of the last four seasons with the New England Patriots before retiring in January. Seau amassed 1,526 tackles, 56.5 sacks and 18 interceptions in his 20-season career.