Three-time Olympic Medalist Tori Bowie Found Dead at her Residence

Credit: Tori Bowie/Instagram

Olympic sprinter, Tori Bowie, was discovered deceased at her residence in Orange County, following a welfare check conducted by local authorities, PEOPLE reported.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed that there are no indications of foul play at this time. The department stated that they had responded to a request to check on a woman in her thirties who had not been seen or heard from in several days.

Upon entering the residence, deputies identified Bowie and reported that she was "found dead." The medical examiner's office is expected to provide additional information regarding the cause of death.

Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist, won gold in the 100-meter relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to silver in the 100-meter sprint and bronze in the 200-meter. She also won gold in the 100-meter race at the IAAF World Championships the following year.

Bowie's management company confirmed the athlete's passing in a social media statement, expressing their condolences to her family and friends. The company described Bowie as a "champion" and "beacon of light" who will be sorely missed.

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