The woman shot dead by UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar in Minnesota has been identified as the shooter’s wife, Ashley Hasti, according to multiple reports.
Sarkar, 38, a former doctoral student who fatally shot a UCLA professor before turning the gun on himself Wednesday had a “kill list” inside his apartment that led police to a woman in Minnesota who had also been shot dead, PEOPLE confirmed earlier.
CNN affiliate WCCO reports that Sarkar’s wife Hasti was found dead on Thursday in Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis.
Officials in Hennepin County said Hasti and Sarkar were married on June 14, 2011. Hasti’s grandmother spoke out on Thursday and told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the couple “split about a year later.
“They just didn’t get along,” Johnson said, adding that the two “didn’t divorce because Hasti couldn’t afford one.” Hasti was expected to graduate from University of Minnesota medical school next spring. “The only enemy she had was him, I guess,” Johnson continued. “I never thought he would do something like that.”
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson previously told PEOPLE that authorities did a follow-up investigation after Sarkar gunned down professor William Klug on campus Wednesday, and discovered ” kill list” that included Klug’s name, another UCLA professor’s name and the name of a woman in Minnesota.
The spokesperson says the woman in Minnesota was found with “multiple gunshot wounds.”
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck spoke to KTLA Thursday and said Sarakar’s “kill list” was found in his Minnesota apartment, and included the name of a woman who lived in a nearby Minnesota town.
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The unidentified victim was found deceased by gunshot wound at the residence, Beck said. He did not state her relationship to Sarkar.
Multiple outlets report that Sarkar targeted Klug because they believe he stole a computer code. In March, Sarkar wrote a now-deleted blog post that accused Klug of being a “very sick person.”
Sarkar reportedly graduated from UCLA in 2013. Beck declined to tell KTLA the name of the other professor on Sarkar’s “kill list,” but did confirm that the professor is safe.
He also told the news station that Sarkar drove from Minnesota to the Los Angeles area with two handguns, multiple rounds of ammunition and several magazines in a backpack.
He shot Klug with multiple rounds after entering his fourth floor office.
Beck said police are still searching for the car used to make the west coast journey, and are asking for the public’s help.
He described the car as a gray 2003 Nissan Sentra, with Minnesota license plate 720KTW.