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

Categories: 2011 Homicides
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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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