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Calif. college basketball coach, fiance found dead

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm •  Published: February 4, 2013
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IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California college employees, a coach and a campus safety officer, were found shot to death in a car at their upscale condominium complex in Southern California, and authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing.

Cal State Fullerton assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan, 28, and her fiance University of Southern California public safety officer Keith Lawrence, 27, were found dead around 9 p.m. Sunday on the top floor of a parking structure at the complex, police said. Officers found their bodies after someone reported seeing Lawrence slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.

Quan was found in the front passenger seat and Lawrence was in the driver seat, Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen said.

"It doesn't appear they were robbed," Engen told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/WJUbpu ). "There's no obvious motive."

Few other details have been released, but both campuses where the couples worked issued statements grieving the loss.

Lawrence and Quan played basketball at Concordia University, where they met while they were students, according to Brian Gaul, the school's athletic director.

Quan was in her second season as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton.

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