Jeret Peterson, Olympic Silver Medalist, Commits Suicide

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Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, a freestyle skier who won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics, killed himself on Monday night. He was 29 years old.

Salt Lake County Unified Police told KTVB that Peterson actually phoned cops on Monday night to inform them of his whereabouts. His body was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Just a week ago, Peterson was arrested in Idaho for speeding and DUI. He was a three-time Olympian and our thoughts go out to his friends and family members.

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What a shame for such a young person who had a successful past and could had a future for his family.