Micka Rettinger was in the car with two passengers at about 2:30 am on Sunday when she was hit in her neck, police said. A second traveler, 32-year-old Adam Kimball, is injured and treated in the hospitals of the University of Iowa. Police say the third passenger is unharmed.
"There is nothing to show that the victims in this case have somehow been involved in any activity that would have led them to do so," the police said in a press release. University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with Biology degree. She was a member of the softball team at the school.
"We are devastated to learn about the pointless death of Micka Rethinger," said David Harris, director of athletics at the University. "This news is heartbreaking for our softball team, UNI Athletics and the whole university, and our thoughts and prayers are with Micalla's family and friends." In her junior and senior years, she won awards from the second team in Missouri Valley, the school said.
"I'm devastated, the KC was a very special kid for us," said Softball manager Ryan Jacobs. "I can still see the smile on her face and I remember the way she always thought of other people in a real way. When we had youth camps, it was the one to which all children in the university would be attracted.
"This is a huge loss for our team and for everyone who knew her," said Jacobs.
The Waterloo authorities are asking for help from the public to identify anyone who may have been involved in "shooting or hunting (legally or illegally) in the Cedar River area between Highway 21