Irvine police arrested two men after finding a dead woman in a residential complex Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
A person familiar with the woman and two men called authorities around 1 p.m. about a possible murder in the house on Red Apple, a residential street on Alton Parkway and Royal Oak, said Sgt. Karie Davies, a spokeswoman the department.
Officials arrived at the house and found the woman’s body, police said. There were also two men in the house who had arrested officers for questioning what investigators consider murder, Davies said.
Davies confirmed that the woman, two men, and the 911 operator knew each other, but declined to say who they were and what their exact relationship was.
Coroner authorities would need to confirm the woman’s cause and manner of death, Davies said.
The woman is believed to live in the Red Apple house, Davies said. Investigators are unsure whether the other two men were visiting or whether they were residents.
Investigators said they believe there are others who may live in the house but are not suspected of being involved in the incident.
Irvine police began an investigation into the death of a woman found dead in an Irvine residential complex on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Adan Olivares, OC Hawk)
While detectives interviewed the two men arrested at the Irvine Police Station, whose identities were not disclosed, they had not been arrested or charged on specific charges by Tuesday evening. The police assume that no other people were involved in the woman’s death.
Authorities warned local residents of a heavy police presence, but said there was no threat to the area. The community is near a large, busy shopping mall.
There is a large police presence that includes an active investigation in the neighborhood east of Royal Oak and Eagle Creek. The situation is contained and there is no threat to the community.
– Irvine Police Department (@IrvinePolice) May 4, 2021