Randal Quan, the father of one of the first murder victims pinned to rampaging LAPD washout Christopher Jordan Dorner, called the Irvine Police Department watch commander right after initial media reports of two people being killed at a condo complex Feb. 3 out of fear his daughter may have been one of them.
That tidbit is contained in a search warrant affidavit released Monday.
No media outlet had yet released the names of Monica Quan and her fiance Keith Lawrence that Super Bowl night when Randy Quan, a retired LAPD captain, called the watch commander from his Walnut home to say his daughter resided in the upscale condominium complex at 2100 Scholarship, Irvine. The dad worried because he could not get ahold of her.
His worst fears came true with the revelation it was indeed his daughter and Lawrence who were shot multiple times in their white Kia that was found in the condo complex's parking structure with driver and passenger side windows shattered by bullet holes.
Monica Quan was in a "somewhat
fetal position" with her head face down in the passenger's seat and her
legs and feet beneath the glove box, according to the affidavit, which indicates Lawrence was in the driver's seat slumped to his
right with gunshot wounds to the neck, left shoulder and back of the head.
The motive for the slayings remained a mystery until Dorner's "Last Resort" manifesto was published online the next day. In it, Randy Quan is blamed for working in the LAPD's interests while representing Dorner before the disciplinary panel that would ultimately recommend the new trainee's firing. The 11,000-word document kicked off several tense days for Southern California law enforcement that by Feb. 12 ended with the deaths of Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay and former La Palma resident Dorner.
Monica and Keith were memoralized at Irvine's Concordia University on Sunday.
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