[UPDATED with Killer Revealed:] Christine Lauren Bennett, 2011 OC Homicide No. 71: Found in Condo

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UPDATE, JAN. 6, 8:47 A.M.: According to Christine Lauren Bennett's family, Alexei Ocana fatally shot his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend in an Anaheim Hills condo Dec. 30 before turning the gun on himself.

The 31-year-old's motive? He was upset that Bennett was seeing someone else, according to her family.

Investigators have not yet confirmed this.

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UPDATE, JAN. 4, 11:17 A.M.: The couple killed Friday in an apparent murder-suicide in an Anaheim Hills condo have been identified as Anaheim residents Christine Lauren Bennett, 27, and Alexei Ocana, 31.

Police say the gunshot victims had been in a dating relationship, but several unanswered questions remain.

It still is unclear who was the murderer and who was the victim. Neither has a motive been revealed, or if one or both of them resided in the condo near Weir Canyon Regional Park.

Autopsies have been performed, but the findings have not yet been released.

ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 2, 11:09 A.M.: A 7:40 p.m. Friday report of shots fired inside a condominium in the 1000 block of South Sundance Drive, Anaheim Hills, led to the discovery of two bodies. Anaheim Police say both were adults, no suspect is being sought and the victims apparently perished from a murder-suicide.

Their identities had not been released pending notification of next of kin.

An autopsy was to be conducted on the bodies Tuesday.

The condo is near Weir Canyon Regional Park.


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Michael Ali
Michael Ali

The just had a Memorial Ride This Saturday, almost 100 Riders came together to show support for the family. I was happy to be one of thise riders. My Prayers go out to there family and friends.

Jujtww426
Jujtww426

I seriously cannot understand why this had to happen.  This tragedy has not left my thoughts.  I did not know the victim but a friend was her best friend.  I pray the family can find the strength.  RIP CLB

Venus
Venus

It's easy to attack but hard to understand human behavior.  This type of tragedies happen everyday to everyday people.  I wish there would be more studies made on how the brain makes people snap.  I guess the answer is always anger--uncontrollable anger.  So unfortunate for both families to lose these young lives.

Clique_116
Clique_116

 Ephesians 2:1-3 "You were spiritually dead through your sins and failures, all the time you followed this world's ideas of living, and obeyed the evil ruler of the spiritual realm, who is indeed fully operative today in those who disobey God. We all lived like that in the past, and followed the desires and imaginings of our lower natures, being, in fact, under the wrath of God by nature, like everyone else."

Romans 8:5-9 "Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of the sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are not controlled by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you."

Terribrea
Terribrea

does anyone know were either of them  alexei or christine is going to be buried

PTownOriginal
PTownOriginal

Christine had her funeral on Saturday and Alexei's is this week. Findagrave.com has more information about Christine's burial location, as well as a place to leave comments and pay respects.

Love143
Love143

I am relieved they finally released who the coward was. Bennett was a completely innocent person to take away from her friends and family. Why must this murder suicide happen? Take your own life if you need to but leave the innocent alone. DISGUSTING

Guest
Guest

You guys might make jokes. But remember that these two were peoples friends, and family. A little respect goes a long way. 

PTownOriginal
PTownOriginal

Thank you "Guest"!! Being a close friend, this has been devastating for a lot of people on both sides. It's easy to judge and make comments, but for those of us in mourning it's painful to read people making jokes or leaving negative comments. We just lost two people in our community, let us all mourn.

Love143
Love143

The "two" people you lost... one of those "people" committed a horrible and disgusting tragedy...

PTownOriginal
PTownOriginal

True, I never said he didn't, but that doesn't mean his family can't mourn at the loss of their son. Both families are hurting. Christine definitely did not deserve what happened to her and I feel horrible for her and her family. I didn't excuse anything that Alexei did, all I stated was that it's nobody's job to judge but God himself and people making a jokes about such a horrible tragedy are immature and insensitive to those who are hurting because of this. You should reread my original comment because nowhere in there do I excuse the behavior and actions committed. Simple respect for those who are left behind is not defending the terrible things that occurred.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

That's how they do it in the old country. 

mitch young
mitch young

I'll bet this guy is an immigrant.

bebaReal
bebaReal

You are soooo ignorant...do you think a immigrant would have a licence...why dont you get your facts in order first! then talk...ok Bitch Young. This is about 2 people who with their careless actions took each other to this very tragic end. with all respect to both families, lets not lie about the facts about what they both did wrong. cheating, not returning a ring when the wedding was off. was it worth it? to act that way? I think her life was worth much more than some meaningless ring! he shouldnt have cheated if later on he was going to go CRAZYto get her back.women if he cheats and the wedding is off... keep your life! return the ring that lost its worth as soon as he cheated!

Facts
Facts

Yes actually immigrants can get licenses now. Maybe you should get your facts straight. Ask Obama about it. Obviously you aren't the brightest star in the sky. 

Guest
Guest

There sure do be lots of peeps shootin' the ass offa other peeps and then cappin' their own raggedy ass ...

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