Former Kansas Jayhawks footballer Regan Gibbs died Monday … and her husband has since been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with her death.
The Lawrence Police Department in Kansas said officers were called to Gibbs’ apartment at 7:26 p.m. Monday … when they said they found a 26-year-old man Chad Marek and a “mortally wounded” Gibbs.
Cops say Gibbs – a former Jayhawks women’s soccer goalie – was pronounced dead at the scene, and added that Marek was arrested shortly after on suspicion of murder.
Police said “domestic violence is being investigated as a contributing factor” to Gibbs’ death.
Marek and Gibbs had just married last fall. Gibbs was only 25 when she died.
KU Women’s Football Head Coach Marc Francois mourned the tragedy in a statement released by the school on Tuesday, saying, “Our football program is heartbroken to learn of the tragic loss of Regan.”
We are heartbroken over the loss of Regan Gibbs 💔
We send our deepest condolences to Regan’s family, friends and teammates.
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— Kansas Soccer (@KUWSoccer) May 18, 2022
“She was a wonderful teammate and young woman, and she touched so many during her time in Kansas.”
Gibbs played for KU from 2015-18 and had the lowest goals-against average by a first-year goaltender in Jayhawks history. The Washington native was also part of two teams that appeared in NCAA tournaments.
“We are devastated to learn of the loss of former KU student-athlete Regan Gibbs,” Jayhawks said. Travis Goff said.
“Our KU family sends our love, support and prayers to Regan’s family, friends and former teammates as we all mourn her loss.”
A GoFundMe was launched in Gibbs’ honor – with family and friends writing in the fundraiser, “Regan had a precious soul and was loved by all who knew her.”
“She leaves behind her mother and four younger sisters who are heartbroken by this tragic loss.”
TO TEAR APART.