Orange County authorities announced today that a 27-year-old university public safety officer found dead alongside his college basketball coach fiance were the victims of multiple gunshot wounds.
Autopsies on the bodies of Keith Lawrence and his 28-year-old fiance, Monica Quan, a former Walnut High School star athlete, were completed Tuesday and today, respectively, said Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
"The coroner determined that both died of multiple gunshot wounds," he said. "No further information will be released at this time."
No arrests have been made, 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.
Irvine had two slayings in both 2011 and 2012, according to Engen, who said overall violent crime is at "historic lows" in the city.
Quan was an assistant coach for the Cal State Fullerton women's basketball team, and before that was an assistant coach at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
The couple met while at Concordia University in Irvine, where they both played basketball. Lawrence was seeking a career in law enforcement, which made him a good match for Quan, whose father was an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, friends said.
Lawrence, who graduated from the Ventura County Sheriff's Academy, was working as a patrol officer at USC's Department of Public Safety. He joined the department in August, said Carl Marziali, USC's assistant vice president of media relations.
Quan was in her second season working under Coach Marcia Foster. A star athlete at Walnut High School, Quan played basketball at Cal State Long Beach from 2003-05 before transferring to Concordia University, where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in exercise and sports science. In 2009, she earned a master's degree.