A West Laurens High School wrestling coach committed suicide after finding out police were investigating an alleged relationship between him and a student.
Authorities allege Michael Slaughter was sexually involved with a female student while not on school property.
On Monday May 21, GBI agents obtained arrest warrants for rape and sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.
When a Laurens County Police Department investigator contacted Slaughter he told them he would come to the station.
Shortly after the phone call, deputies arrived at the suspect's residence with a search warrant.
Upon entry Slaughter was found deceased.
GBI will continue the ongoing investigation.
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