La Habra Police Department released a statement that concluded an investigation of the deaths of two Fullerton College students on Thursday Oct. 20.
The LHPD concluded that the case of the deaths of Kevin and Alaina A’Lurede in May has been ruled as homicide-suicide after it was initially believed to be a suicide.
The press release stated that Alaina, 31, shot and killed her husband Kevin, 35, with a small caliber handgun. Alaina then committed suicide by drug overdose according to the toxicology report.
The press release noted that there was no suicide note or any indication of a suicide pact and it was unclear if the homicide was premeditated.
The bodies of the A’Lurede’s was found in their home in La Habra late May after Kevin’s parents reported him missing on May 23, when he did not show up for Fullerton College’s graduation where he studied anthropology.
According to La Habra Police Sgt. Jose Quirarte, Alaina overdosed on fentanyl, a drug that was prescribed to her husband; two days after murdering her husband with a handgun that was registered to one of Kevin’s family members.
Kevin’s body was found in bed with a single shot to the head and the handgun near his body. Quirarte added that Kevin was killed three or four days before police discovered his body. It is believed he was sleeping when he was killed.
Kevin started at Fullerton College in 2000 and met Alaina when he was on staff on the Hornet Newspaper from 2006-2007.
Kevin was a sports editor for two semesters and Alaina was a photographer.