UCLA shooting suspect's wife found shot to death in Minnesota after discovery of alleged 'kill list'

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UCLA Shooting Suspect's Wife Found Shot To Death In Minnesota Home

(KTLA) The woman found dead following the discovery of an alleged "kill list" at the UCLA shooting suspect's home in Minnesota has been identified as the man's wife, according to a local television station.

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Ashley Hasti's body was located more than 12 hours after Mainak Sarkar allegedly fatally shot UCLA Professor William Klug on the university's Westwood campus before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.

Based on a note found at the crime scene, authorities performed a follow-up investigation at the former UCLA Ph.D student's residence in Minnesota, where they found an alleged hit list with multiple names on it, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said during an interview on the KTLA Morning Show.

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Police officers search corridors and rooms after the report of an active shooter on a UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 1, 2016 in a still image from a CCTV camera. Kara Leung/UCLA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Victim identified as William Klug, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA. 

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Teachers and students wait to be escorted inside the engineering IV building to collect belongings at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The engineering IV building at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon TEMPLATE OUT
Police officers interview witnesses after conducting a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
FBI officers are seen at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) after a shooting on the campus, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer stands inside the engineering IV building at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) peers around the corner of a hallway in the School of Education building after the campus was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Students walk past the engineering building as they leave campus after police officers conducted a search at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers escort people after a search at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Teachers and students wait to be escorted inside the engineering IV building to collect belongings at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers conduct a search on people at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
People shelter in place at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers search corridors and rooms after the report of an active shooter on a UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 1, 2016 in a still image from a CCTV camera. Kara Leung/UCLA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
A police officer directs a person before searching him at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A police officer directs a person before searching him at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter that left 2 people dead in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers search corridors and rooms after the report of an active shooter on a UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 1, 2016 in a still image from a CCTV camera. Kara Leung/UCLA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police gather to begin search and to secure areas on the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police gather to begin search buildings on the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: APD Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks to the press after two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police gather to begin search buildings on the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police escort students after they determined there was no more threat on the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01, 2016 - Gabriela Romero, a third year student is emotional as she calls her Mother telling her not to worry after students fill campus after Police secured the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: A tearful UCLA student joins hundreds of other students as they leave the UCLA campus after the lockdown was called off at UCLA on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: SWAT Officers Eddie Roca, right, and P.J. Rudolf rest at the end of a shooting on the UCLA campus where two people were shot and killed at UCLA on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: A UCLA student walks under a police tape after lockdown of the UCLA campus was called off with two people shot and killed on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photos by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: Hundreds of UCLA students leave the UCLA campus after the lockdown was called off after two people were shot at UCLA on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photos by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01, 2016 - Police gather to begin search and to secure several buildings on the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: A police officer questions a man before letting him leave the UCLA campus during an active crime scene where two people were shot and killed at UCLA on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photos by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: Police officers run towards the UCLA campus during an active crime scene where two people were shot and killed at UCLA on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photos by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01, 2016 - Police hurry to search and secure several buildings on the UCLA campus as two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after a shooting, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
People talk on the phone at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after a shooting on the facility, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Los Angeles policeman and Sheriff deputies work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Sheriff deputies work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Security officers patrol the area on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Los Angeles Police Department rescue van is seen on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officer is seen on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the Los Angeles Police Department is seen on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Los Angeles Metro Police squad conducts a search on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter on the campus in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at the UCLA campus, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at the UCLA campus, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at the UCLA campus, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at the UCLA campus, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Police Department officers and other security search the area on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. 'We have confirmation of two people killed for now,' police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: An escape ladder hangs down Kerckoff hall at the UCLA campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
OS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at UCLA campus, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
OS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Police officers respond to reports of a shooting at UCLA campus, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university. Two people were shot, UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg confirmed. Their identities and conditions were unknown. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Police officers search corridors and rooms after the report of an active shooter on a UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 1, 2016 in a still image from a CCTV camera. Kara Leung/UCLA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
A student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) peers around the corner of a hallway in the School of Education building after the campus was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Police officers search corridors and rooms after the report of an active shooter on a UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 1, 2016 in a still image from a CCTV camera. Kara Leung/UCLA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Los Angeles Metro Police officer stands watch on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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"Professor Klug's name was on that list, as was another UCLA professor who was alright," he said.

Beck declined to give the second person's name, but later stated the gunman was able to find the other professor.

A female's name was also on the list, prompting investigators to go to her home in a nearby town in Minnesota. The victim was found deceased by apparent gunshot wounds, Beck said.

She was later identified as Sarkar's wife, Minneapolis television station WCCO reported, citing local officials.

It was unclear when Hasti had been killed, according to the Brooklyn Park Police Department in Minnesota, which is investigating the case along with LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

"Early indications are the shooting occurred prior to the UCLA event," a Brooklyn Park police news release stated.

Authorities have not identified the slain woman, saying only that Sarkar is a suspect in that homicide as well, Beck said.

Sarkar, who graduated from UCLA in 2013, recently drove from Minnesota to the Los Angeles area with two semi-automatic pistols, multiple round of ammunition and several magazines in a backpack, according to the LAPD chief.

He entered the UCLA campus, went to Klug's fourth floor office and shot his former professor dead with multiple rounds, Beck said.

The weapons are believed to have been purchased legally in Minnesota.

Police are still searching for the vehicle that Sarkar drove to California, and have asked for the public's help locating it.

It is described by Beck as a 2003 gray Nissan Sentra, with Minnesota license plate No. 720KTW.

He added that investigators do not believe there are any outstanding suspects in the case.

"We don't expect there to be any danger associated with that vehicle, but we do want the evidence contained," Beck said.

The police chief also released information about a possible motive in the UCLA shooting, saying it was tied to a "dispute over intellectual property where Sarkar felt that he had information released by the professor that harmed him."

UCLA has denied that claim, calling it "the workings of his imagination," Beck added.

Nearly three months prior to the deadly shooting, Sarkar took to social media to post a tirade about his former professor, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"William Klug, UCLA professor is not the kind of person when you think of a professor. He is a very sick person. I urge every new student coming to UCLA to stay away from this guy," Sarkar wrote in post dated March 10. "He made me really sick. Your enemy is my enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm. Be careful about whom you trust."

Commenting on the post, Beck stated the stuff he saw would not have necessarily led to a police investigation.

"There were no threats ... there's been bashing, if you will," he said.

The chief also released new details about the note Sarkar left behind, which told authorities to go check on his cat at his Minnesota residence. It was not a suicide note, he stressed.

After obtaining a warrant and searching the suspect's home, police found the alleged kill list, which led them to the female victim's residence.

"I have not personally seen the second list yet, so I'm not going to comment on exactly what was in it, other than the three names that I mentioned," Beck said.

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