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Remaining IV Murder Victims' Names Release
updated: May 25, 2014, 6:20 PM

Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
May 25, 2014 3:50pm

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.

UCSB has established a call center at 805.893.3901. A counseling hotline is available at 805.893.4411. On site personal counseling is available 8.00AM-8.00PM at Student Resources Building until further notice.


By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com
May 25, 2014 6:30pm

As of today, May 25th, all six victims that were murdered by Elliot Rodger have been named. We don't have a lot of information yet on each victim, but below is what we have discovered so far.

  • Katherine Breann Cooper, 22-years-old, of Chino Hills, California. Cooper was a UCSB student and belonged to the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She is believed to have been an art history and archeology student.

    Cooper pictured on top

  • Veronika Elizabeth Weiss, 19- years-old, of Westlake Village, California. Weiss was a first year UCSB student and belonged to the Delta Delta Delta sorority, she had also been a high school water polo player.

  • Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, 20-years-old, of Los Osos, California. Martinez was an English major with dreams of going to law school.

  • Cheng Yuan Hong, 20-years-old, of San Jose, California. According to Hong's Facebook page he went by the name "James." Sheriff Brown said in a previous statement that Elliot Rodger had held a citizen's arrest on one of his roommates for stealing $22 worth of candles. Hong was that roommate.

    (pictured left)

  • George Chen, 19-years-old, of San Jose, California. According to Chen's Facebook page he was a former YMCA camp counselor.

  • Weihan "David" Wang, 20-years-old, of Fremont, California. Wang was a basketball player and only child who had plans to spend the summer with his family in Northern California.

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