Homicide

The Latest: Police say dead woman was married to UCLA gunman

  • This undated photo shows Ashley Hasti, left, and Mainak Sarkar, who police say carried out a murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Sarkar had a "kill list" with multiple names that included professor Bill Klug, Hasti who was found dead in a Minneapolis suburb and another UCLA professor who was not harmed, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. (Facebook via AP)

    This undated photo shows Ashley Hasti, left, and Mainak Sarkar, who police say carried out a murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Sarkar had a "kill list" with multiple names that included professor Bill Klug, Hasti who was found dead in a Minneapolis suburb and another UCLA professor who was not harmed, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. (Facebook via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the University of California, Los Angeles shows Bill Klug, a professor of mechanical engineering. Mainak Sarkar fatally shot Klug before taking his own life in a UCLA engineering building Wednesday, June 1, 2016, leading to a lockdown on the campus.  (University of California, Los Angeles via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    This undated photo provided by the University of California, Los Angeles shows Bill Klug, a professor of mechanical engineering. Mainak Sarkar fatally shot Klug before taking his own life in a UCLA engineering building Wednesday, June 1, 2016, leading to a lockdown on the campus. (University of California, Los Angeles via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck comments on the investigation into a murder-suicide on the UCLA campus during a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, June 2, 2016. Detectives believe that Mainak Sarkar, a former engineering graduate student, intended to kill a second professor Wednesday morning, but could not find him on the UCLA campus. Chief Beck, said Sarkar left a "kill list" at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman's dead body. At left is a Minnesota license plate illustration of the missing car driven by Sarkar.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck comments on the investigation into a murder-suicide on the UCLA campus during a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, June 2, 2016. Detectives believe that Mainak Sarkar, a former engineering graduate student, intended to kill a second professor Wednesday morning, but could not find him on the UCLA campus. Chief Beck, said Sarkar left a "kill list" at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman's dead body. At left is a Minnesota license plate illustration of the missing car driven by Sarkar. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the murder-suicide at UCLA (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

Minnesota authorities have officially identified a woman found dead during the investigation of this week's UCLA murder-suicide as the wife of campus gunman Mainak Sarkar (MY'-nahk SUR'-kahr).

The Hennepin County medical examiner says the body found Thursday in a Brooklyn Park residence was 31-year-old Ashley Erin Hasti and she died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say Hasti was legally married to Sarkar but had been separated for some time and lived separately.

Officers found a broken window where they believe Sarkar entered Hasti's home to commit the crime. Police say they had no previous calls concerning Hasti or Sarkar.

Sarkar fatally shot his former UCLA professor, Bill Klug, to death on Wednesday and then killed himself.

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10:45 a.m.

A relative says a Minnesota woman who was killed by her estranged husband before he fatally shot a UCLA professor was a world traveler and close to becoming a doctor.

Jean Johnson, the grandmother of victim Ashley Hasti, said Friday that Hasti was smart and spent her late teens and early 20s visiting China, India and Tibet.

She spoke fluent Chinese and knew French. She also dabbled in stand-up comedy.

Johnson said the 31-year-old Hasti was a year away from finishing medical school at the University of Minnesota and hoped to work with children.

Johnson said Hasti met Mainak Sarkar while she was studying at Scripps College in Claremont, California, in 2009 and 2010, when he was a student at UCLA.

Hasti was found dead in her Twin Cities-area home on Thursday, a day after her estranged husband, Mainak Sarkar, gunned down a UCLA professor on the school's campus before killing himself.