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Autopsy Completed on Irvine Couple Found Shot to Death

IRVINE, Calif. (KTLA) — Autopsies have been completed on the newly engaged couple who were found shot to death inside their car in Irvine.

28-year-old Monica Quan and her fiance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, were found dead inside Lawrence’s white Kia, parked on the top floor of the parking structure at their condo complex on Sunday.

Officers were summoned to the complex in the 2100 block of Scholarship around 9 p.m. Sunday after a passerby saw a man and a woman slumped over inside the car.

On Wednesday, the coroner’s office determined the cause of death for both Quan and Lawrence to be multiple gunshot wounds.

No other information is being released at this time.

The complex is located near the intersection of Jamboree and Campus, not far from UC Irvine. Some of the units cost more than $1 million.

No witnesses have come forward, and no one reported hearing gunshots.

Family and friends say that they are shocked that someone would want to harm the couple.

“I still can’t wrap my head around what kind of individual would do this to such great people,” one friend said at Monday’s vigil.

Lawrence and Quan were both graduates of Concordia University, and both played on Concordia basketball teams.

Quan had worked as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton for the last two years.

Lawrence. a graduate of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Academy, joined USC’s Department of Public Safety in August.

Authorities are investigating the crime as a double murder.  They robbery does not appear to be a motive.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Irvine police at (949) 724-7000, OC Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS, or go to Access Irvine to leave an anonymous tip online.

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