Suspect ID'd in Slayings of Former CSULB Star, Fiance

The Irvine Police Department will momentarily hold a press conference with hopes the public can help locate the alleged double murderer.

Irvine police announced tonight that a suspect has been identified in the slayings of a recently engaged couple shot to death in the parking structure of their Irvine residence.

The announcement comes after autopsies were done on the bodies of 27-year-old Keith Lawrence and his 28-year-old fiance, Monica Quan, a former Cal State Long Beach basketball player, who was a Walnut High School star athlete. Both died of multiple gunshot wounds, Orange County coroner's officials said today. It was not disclosed whether they were shot in his car, where they were found.

The police chief scheduled a 7:30 p.m. news conference to discuss the
development in the investigation into the murders of Lawrence and Quan.

No arrests had been made up to now, prompting Irvine homicide investigators to set up a tip line at (949) 724-7192.

Police received a call at 9:10 p.m. Sunday reporting a person slumped over in a parked car at 2100 Scholarship. Officers found the recently engaged couple dead in Lawrence's Kia, which was parked at the top of the five-story structure for the building where they lived.

Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen said there's no evidence they were being robbed, and noted that the high-density residential community is highly secure with key card access only.

Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch will update the story as more details become available.


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