Though the family was 3,000 miles apart, Suzanne's parents and sister talked to her several times a week on the phone and believed she was doing well. "She loved Tallahassee; she loved going to school," says Mike.
Then, on March 23, the Gonzales' lives were changed forever. First, they received a frantic call that Suzanne was missing. A few hours later, police confirmed Suzanne was dead. After cleaning her apartment, feeding her kittens and checking into a local hotel, Suzanne committed suicide by ingesting a lethal dose of cyanide.
"I wonder if she was scared," says a tearful Jennifer. "But mostly I just think about her being alone. Dying alone."