press release - 05251401

Remaining Isla Vista Murder Victims' Names Released


Isla Vista - May 25th, 2014


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identities of the remaining three victims who were killed on May 23 by mass murder suspect Elliot Rodger.


The victims are 20-year-old Cheng Yuan Hong of San Jose, California, 19-year-old George Chen, also of San Jose, California and 20-year-old Weihan Wang of Fremont, California.  All three victims were UCSB students. They were found deceased with multiple stab wounds in Rodger’s apartment located in the 6500 block of Seville Road in Isla Vista. Hong and Chen are listed on the lease for the apartment as tenants, along with Rodger.  Sheriff’s investigators are in the process of determining whether Wang was also a roommate or was visiting the residence.


Sheriff’s investigators believe Rodger killed these victims prior to going on a shooting rampage in Isla Vista around 9:27 p.m. on May 23.  In all, six innocent people were killed and 13 others were wounded.  Rodger died in the incident, possibly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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