[UPDATED with 10 New Developments:] Monica Quan, Titans Basketball Coach, and Fiance Keith Lawrence Found Shot to Death

See Update Nos. 3-4 on page 3 about social media reactions to the tragedy and 10 new developments via police and media reports.

See Update Nos. 1-2 on page 2 about CSUF and Concordia University mourning the loss of the couple, more details about each,
video from a press conference by the Titans women's basketball coach and a statement from USC.

ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 4, 10:31 A.M.: Irvine, a.k.a. "America's Safest City," is not known for major crimes, let along double murders, but police there are dealing with a doozy this morning involving an engaged couple found shot to death last night in  the rooftop parking structure of their condominium building with units going for up to $1 million. The slain woman was Monica Quan, 28, a Cal State Fullerton women's basketball assistant coach and former standout player at Concordia University, Long Beach State and Walnut High School.

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A passerby noticed two people slumped over inside their white Kia in the parking structure at 2100 Scholarship, which is near Jamboree Road and Campus Drive and not too far from UC Irvine, around 9:10 p.m. Sunday. The pair was later identified as Quan and her 27-year-old fiance, Keith Lawrence, the car's owner, who like Quan resided in the condo building.

It does not appear the couple was robbed, there were no known eyewitnesses, no one reported hearing gunfire and, at this hour, there are no suspects, according to Irvine Police, who ask anyone with information to call 949.724.7000.

According to Quan's Fullerton Titans online bio, she entered her second season under head coach Marcia Foster in 2012-13. Quan came to Fullerton from Cal Lutheran, where she had been lead assistant coach for two seasons.

After a four-letter career at Walnut High, where Quan earned All-CIF, All-Baseline League and all-region honors and was entered in the school's Hall of Fame for setting several school records, she began her college career at Long Beach State, where she spent two seasons before transferring to Concordia of Irvine. She earned her exercise and sport science degree there in 2007 and completed her master's in 2009.

She is the daughter of Sylvia and Randal Quan.

We'll update with more on her intended and the investigation as those details become available.


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