A female UCLA student was found dead Monday after her Westwood house was found burned down. Firefighters were sent to the 10900 block of Roebling Avenue at 7:05 AM Monday morning, which is just one block away from campus. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Update: 2 men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Our thoughts go out to the deceased, her family, and her friends. Just an absolutely terrible way to go.
— Leo Stallworth (@abc7leo) September 22, 2015
The student, currently unnamed was a fourth year Senior who was studying psychology and Spanish. She was a Pi Beta Phi sister and one of a few members of the sorority who were renting that apartment.
The fire was on the first floor of a two-floor building.
“Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and performed a rapid search of the smoke-filled apartment where they located a person sadly beyond medical help and declared that individual dead,” LA Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.
Neighbors who saw the other members of the house screaming for help identified the victim as Andy. One UCLA student wrote on reddit that “Andy was beautiful and real in every way. Gonna miss her immensely.”
In a show of solidarity, all UCLA sororities stopped “Bruin Bash,” a competitive prerecruitment rush event. It was originally scheduled to take place at Pauley Pavilion Monday night. Instead of wearing shirts advertising individual organizations, all members of Panhellenic will be wearing “Go Greek” shirts and maroon ribbons, one of Pi Beta Phi’s colors.
Murder or Accident?
The death is being investigated as a homicide, and police did say that there was a man who was seen running from the property. Originally authorities were searching for the deceased’s boyfriend, but he is no longer a suspect in her death.