Police investigating apparent murder-suicide at UC Irvine
Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide on the campus of the University of California-Irvine after discovering two bodies Tuesday afternoon.
The UCI Police Department responded to the incident at about 3:52 p.m. Tuesday..
The Irvine Police Department later took over the investigation. The victim has been identified as 77-year-old Thao Thai Nguyen of Irvine, and the suspect was 36-year-old Andrew Nguyen Doan of Irvine, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Police said Doan was a former student at the university and that Nguyen had no affiliation with the campus.
Investigators believe that the two were on top of the B Building in the Social Science Plaza off of the 200 block of Pereira Drive. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, police believe Doan student killed Nguyen before jumping off the building.
"At such a time, our primary thoughts are with the victims and their families," said Gillman. "But there are also members of the UCI community who have been contacted to assist with the investigation and to share their knowledge of what may have happened."
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