Stanford Soccer Star Katie Meyer Died by Suicide, Her Parents Reveal in Heartbreaking 'Today' Interview
“Every mom is going to understand this, but when you smell it, it smells like her. It smells like Katie, just her scent. I’m wearing it cause I just want to be close to her," said Katie Meyer's mom, who was wearing her daughter's sweatshirt.
The parents of a California college student found dead in her dorm room Tuesday appeared on morning TV to share that their daughter took her own life after an autopsy found there was no foul play.
Katie Meyer was a star athlete at Stanford University and was the captain of the school’s soccer team.
Her parents, Steve and Gina Meyer, spoke with NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk in an interview that aired on “Today." Gosk herself became emotional while talking about the story to the show’s hosts.
“She died by suicide. The last couple days are like a parents’ worst nightmare, and you don’t wake up for it,” Gina Meyer said.
Katie’s parents couldn’t contain their emotions.
“We’re struggling right now, Stephanie. We’re struggling to know what happened and why it happened. We’re just heartbroken,” Gina said.
During the interview, Gina said she was wearing her daughter’s sweatshirt.
“Every mom is going to understand this, but when you smell it, it smells like her. It smells like Katie, just her scent. I’m wearing it cause I just want to be close to her."
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