Balelo was found inside his car which was parked and still running inside the garage in the auction house. The auction house was located in Simi Valley.
According to sources for TMZ, Balelo was arrested for a drug-related offense on Saturday. Balelo was very upset and distraught over the arrest and asked his fiancé to come over due to the fact he was was afraid he may hurt himself.
Reportedly, Balelo met up with his fiancé on Sunday at his office. Balelo and his fiancé talked for several hours. He then took a four hour nap and seemed to be better when he woke up.
Balelo’s fiancé left him at the office on Sunday evening. Balelo’s employees found him dead in his car on Monday morning.
Mark Balelo was not a regular on “Storage Wars” but did appear in quite a few of the episodes over the past few seasons. Law enforcement sources told TMZ an autopsy will conducted on Tuesday. Do you think Balelo’s arrest caused him to commit suicide or was there more going on? Sound off in comments below.