Published on September 29th, 2015 | by PEM0
2 SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN MURDER OF UCLA STUDENT
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Detectives have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a UCLA student, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Monday.
Firefighters found the body of Andrea Delvesco after putting out a fire at her apartment in the 10900 block of Roebling Street in Westwood last Monday at about 7:20 a.m.
LAPD detectives along with arson investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department who responded to the scene suspected Delvesco died under suspicious circumstances, prompting a homicide investigation.
Investigators examined forensic evidence and witness statements, which linked Alberto Medina and Eric Marquez, both 22 years old, to the murder, according to the LAPD.
Medina was arrested at his home in Fresno on Saturday. Marquez was arrested near his apartment on Strathmore Drive in Westwood on Sunday.
Medina was booked into the Van Nuys Jail on suspicion of murder and was being held without bail. Marquez was also booked into the jail on suspicion of murder. His bail was set at $1 million.
The case will now be presented to the L.A. County district attorney.
Investigators have not speculated about a motive. Delvesco was supposed to appear at the Del Aire courthouse to face drug charges last Friday, but the murder happened before she could.
Delvesco was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, who was about to begin her senior year at UCLA studying Spanish and psychology.
Anyone with information was asked to call LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Det. Frank Carrillo or Det. James King at (213) 486-6890.