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University Of Nebraska Cheerleader Found Dead

A photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

We've got some awful news out of Lincoln, Nebraska this week. A cheerleader for the Cornhuskers named Brianna Anson was found dead Tuesday of what police are calling a "suspected suicide" after a fall from a parking garage. She was a third-year student, according to the New York Daily News.

Wednesday afternoon, the school issued a statement on the matter. 

The University of Nebraska Athletics family is deeply saddened with the passing of Brianna Anson, a valued member of our Spirit Squad and student at UNL. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, loved ones and fellow Spirit Squad members and staff.

The UNL community hurts today to know we have lost one of our own. It is our sincere hope at this difficult time that everyone will take care of and support one another.

There's also been an outpouring of support on social media for Anson's friends and family.

Heaven gained a beautiful soul that we weren't ready to give away. This team has a bond like nothing I can ever begin to...

Posted by Jennifer Leigh Powell on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.