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Former Kansas soccer goalie killed at 25, husband charged with murder: police

A former University of Kansas soccer goalie has been killed and her husband has been charged with first-degree murder in her death, police said.

Police say death likely result of domestic violence

Officers found Regan Noelle Gibbs, seen above playing for Kansas, fatally wounded Monday in her apartment. Her husband, 26-year-old Chad Joseph Marek, was arrested at the scene. (KUAthletics.com)

A former University of Kansas soccer goalie has been killed and her husband has been charged with first-degree murder in her death, police said.

Officers found Regan Noelle Gibbs, 25, fatally wounded Monday night in her apartment in Lawrence, Kan. Police said her husband, 26-year-old Chad Joseph Marek, called 911, and he was arrested at the scene.

Police said Gibbs' killing was likely a result of domestic violence but declined to say Wednesday how she was killed.

Gibbs was a goalkeeper for the Jayhawks' soccer program from 2015 through 2018. She was a native of Naches, Wash., and a member of two NCAA Tournament teams during her career at Kansas, according to the university's athletics department website.

Marek appeared in Douglas County District Court for a bond hearing Tuesday, according to the Kansas City Star. He remains jailed on $1 million US bond.

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