IRVINE - Authorities today identified a couple engaged to be married who were found shot to death in the man's car in the parking structure of the Irvine building where they lived.
Police received a call at 9:10 p.m. Sunday about a person slumped over in a parked car at 2100 Scholarship and went to investigate, Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen said.
Keith Lawrence, 27, and Monica Quan, 28, were found dead in Lawrence's Kia, which was parked at the top of the five-story parking structure, Engen said.
"Their deaths are being investigated at a double homicide," Engen said. "There is no suspect information at this time." Investigators were not releasing details of their wounds. There's no evidence they were being robbed, Engen said.
The parking structure and high-density residential community is highly secure with key-card access only, Engen said.
Irvine is known for being a safe city, having been ranked in 2012 as the nation's safest city with a population of 100,000 or more for the eighth year in a row.
Quan was an assistant coach for the Cal State Fullerton's women's basketball team.
"The loss of any member of the Titan family causes our community great grief, but the loss of one of our own under these circumstances is indeed tragic and heart wrenching," said Mildred Garcia, Cal State Fullerton's president.
Garcia sent a note to Cal State Fullerton educators and students that said:
"We hope that Monica's family and friends will feel and be comforted by our support during this difficult time.
Quan was in her second season working under Coach Marcia Foster. Before working for Cal State Fullerton, she was the lead assistant coach for Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
Quan played basketball at Cal State Long Beach from 2003-05 before transferring to Concordia University in Irvine, where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in exercise and sport science. In 2009, she earned a master's degree.
Quan was a star athlete at Walnut High School as well.