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Andrew Nguyen Doan threw his mother Thao Nguyen from a campus building landing for jumping himself.
The two people found dead in a murder-suicide on the UC Irvine campus Tuesday were identified as a former student and his elderly mother.
Andrew Nguyen Doan, 36, picked up his mother Thao Nguyen, 77, and “threw” her off a multi-story campus building before jumping to his own death around 4 p.m., investigators said Wednesday. .
Although Doan’s motive is unknown, police said he had interacted with the UC Irvine alum “multiple times in the past.” The Irvine Police Department last dealt with him regarding a “mental health issue” in 2019 while he was attending school.
Doan majored in biological sciences at the school from September 2017 to June 2019, UCI spokesman Tom Vasich told the Los Angeles Times. Doan never graduated and was no longer affiliated with the university.
Doan checked into a mental institution sometime in 2019 and s*xually assaulted his roommate, a spokesperson for the Orange County district attorney’s office told the LA Times. He was arrested but released after his mother posted his $100,000 bail.
After pleading guilty to the charges, Doan was sentenced to 156 days in jail and received three years of probation, which ended in July of this year, according to Orange County Superior Court records.
Doan and Nguyen lived together in Irvine. His longtime neighbor, Michael Bertin, told the Press-Telegram that Doan was known as a “troublesome young man.”
Bertin said Nguyen was known as a kind but withdrawn woman who was often seen gardening on the front lawn. Bertin said he hadn’t seen Doan in a while, but he didn’t remember seeing the mother-son duo argue.
According to Vasich, phone numbers for suicide prevention and words of caution are posted on stairwells and along landings in the buildings where the bodies of Doan and Nguyen were found.