Police in Wausau, Wisconsin, told TMZ that they were sent to a house in Wausau on Saturday morning for a check-up. After not opening the door, the officers found Patchulke dead.
– There is no suspicion of anything criminal, the police say.
Pachulky’s sister, who represents the family, told the Tampa Bay Times that the former basketball player had committed suicide.
She only radiated love and positivity, and cared a lot about others. She always puts others first. Sister says, I think she did it at the cost of not caring for herself.
The Bulls are heartbroken when they learn of the sudden loss of our beloved former colleague Nina Patchulk (2013-16). Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina and her family during this very difficult time. pic.twitter.com/kMDyBZVsOG
– USF W. Basketball (USFWBB) August 29 2022
After ending his career, Patchulke worked as a TV anchor for a Wisconsin television station.
– The entire team here was utterly devastated by the loss of Neena, as we know many others as well, representatives of News 9 TV say in a statement.
Jose Fernandez, the coach of the women’s basketball team for the Women’s Soccer League, said the entire organization was “devastated” by Pachulke’s death.
Our prayers are with the Patchulak family at this very difficult time. Please keep it in your thoughts, Fernandez wrote in a statement on Twitter.
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