Former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday after being charged with 24 counts of human trafficking, forced labor, one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, racketeering and lying to a police officer.
"My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life," Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. "This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved."
Michigan State Police said in a Tweet that Geddert’s body was found at a rest area on I-96 in Clinton County at 3:24 p.m. He was scheduled to be arraigned at 2:15 p.m.
Michigan State's Center for Survivors has services available and a crisis hotline that can be reached at (517) 372-6666. The State of Michigan sexual assault hotline is 855-864-2374 (1-855-voices4).
Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides emergency resources for students. CAPS can be reached at 517-355-8270 and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.