Austin Meyer: Celebrating his birthday

RENO, Nev. - Austin Meyer, a Marina, California, resident, was at the concert with his fiancée Dana Getreu to celebrate his 24th birthday, according to CNN affiliate KSBW. They were also celebrating an upcoming anniversary.

Meyer had recently moved to Reno, Nevada, where he was an automotive student at Truckee Meadows Community College, the school said in a statement.

"He was a wonderful young man and my future son-in-law," Getreu's father, Gary, said in the statement posted on the college's Facebook page.

"He loved attending the automotive program at your school and praised it all the time. ... The loss and grief his family and mine feel at this time is beyond belief."

Mayer hoped to open his own auto repair shop after graduation, according to his sister, Veronica Meyer.

"He was excited to get married and start a family," she told KSBW.
She described her brother as "ambitious, smart, and hard-working," and said he "always had a smile on his face."

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