Police: Woman Found Dead In Minnesota Was Wife Of UCLA Shooter


A woman found dead in a Minnesota home on Thursday and whose name appeared on a “kill list” left behind by the man who committed a murder-suicide at UCLA was married to him.

The LAPD confirmed to local TV station WCCO that the victim, Ashley Hasti, was the wife of Mainak Sarkar, the man who murdered his former engineering professor in his office on UCLA’s campus Wednesday before fatally shooting himself.

A note found at the UCLA crime scene asking officials to check on Sarkar’s cat prompted the LAPD to contact officers in Sarkar’s hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota.

When officers arrived at his residence, they found a “kill list” that named Hasti, deceased professor William Klug and another UCLA professor, who has not been identified. Upon conducting a welfare check conducted at Hasti’s home in the nearby town of Brooklyn Park, police found her dead from a gunshot wound.

Hasti was a student at the University of Minnesota’s medical school who enrolled in 2012, according to WCCO.

The shootings in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn Park are being investigated as homicides.

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