Katie Meyer Stanford Death was ruled a suicide by the authorities, and the cause of death was verified on Friday by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
‘The death of Kathryn Meyer is being looked into by the County of Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner. Meyer’s death was found to be self-inflicted, and there are no signs of foul play.’
In a statement, the Sheriff’s Office said, ‘The Medical Examiner-Coroner sends its deepest sympathies to Katie Meyer’s family, friends, and supporters.’
Meyer, a senior who assisted Stanford in winning the 2019 NCAA championship, was discovered dead in her dorm room in March.
The Cardinal’s beloved goalie, who was 22 years old, guided his team to the 2019 NCAA College Cup final. Meyer’s death was reported last Spring by Stanford on Tuesday.
On Friday, her parents, Steve and Gina Meyer appeared on NBC’s Today program to talk about how their daughter might have been affected by possible disciplinary action by the school.
‘The past several days have been like a parent’s worst nightmare from which you never awaken. Thus, it’s plain abhorrent,’ CNN was informed by Gina Meyer.
After a scoreless tie in the 2019 championship game, Meyer kicked extra points for his high school football team and blocked two penalty shots to lead Stanford to a 5-4 shootout victory over North Carolina.
The family files a lawsuit
Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stanford University and several administrators, claiming that their actions regarding a potential disciplinary action caused Katie Meyer to suffer an acute stress reaction that impulsively led to her suicide.
Meyer faced the consequences for standing up for a teammate on campus shortly before she committed suicide, according to her parents.
The allegations were made public and the prospective disciplinary actions were accused to be one of the reasons for her suicide.
Dee Mostofi, a representative for Stanford University, denied the allegations made in the lawsuit in a statement to CNN.
‘The Stanford community is still mourning Katie’s untimely death, and Mostofi expressed sympathy to her family for the unspeakable suffering that her loss has brought them.’
The letter to Meyer also included ”a number to call for immediate support and was clearly advised that this resource was accessible to her 24 hours a day, seven days a week,’ according to Mostofi, the university spokesperson.
‘It is crucial to stress that we are dedicated to assisting students in OCS’s student judicial process, and we did so in this instance. For instance, the university advised Katie she may bring a support person of her choice to any meetings or conversations with OCS,’ Mostofi said. ‘The institution also gave Katie an advisor to work with her during the process.’
The lawsuit lists Meyer’s intentions in the days leading up to her death, including buying plane tickets, organizing a birthday party, and going to class and soccer practice as usual while noting that she had no history of mental illness.