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UCLA Shooter Had Kill List; Woman On His List Found Dead in Minnesota

At least 3 women on his list

The body of a woman named on a "kill list" found in the home of Mainak Sarkar, the man who shot himself and killed a UCLA professor in a murder-suicide on the university's campus, is at the morgue in Minnesota, KTLA reported Thursday.

LAPD chief Charlie Beck told the station that a note found at the crime scene prompted authorities to search Sarkar's residence, where they found the list. Beck said it included several names. One of them was William Klug, the 39-year-old engineering professor found killed alongside Sarkar in an office in one of UCLA's engineering buildings on Wednesday.

One woman, whose name has not been made public, was also on the list, according to Beck. When authorities arrived at her residence in Sarkar's home state of Minnesota, they found her dead from a gunshot wound, Beck said. Her connection to Sarkar was not immediately clear.

Chief Beck said that after shooting the woman, Sarkar drove from Minnesota to Los Angeles carrying two handguns, multiple rounds of ammunition and several magazines in a backpack. After arriving on the UCLA campus, Sarkar went to Klug's office and shot him dead using multiple rounds, Beck said.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Sarkar, who was once Klug's doctoral student, had a long-running antipathy towards him. Sarkar believed Klug stole his computer code and gave it to someone else and posted negative comments about his former professor on social media for months, calling him a "very sick person" in a March 10 post, according to Facebook.

Beck said the name of another UCLA professor who was unharmed was also on the list. His identity has not been released, for privacy reasons.


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