Missing couple found dead in La Habra home identified, investigation ongoing

A missing man and woman who were found dead Saturday in their La Habra home have been identified, officials said.
Alaina A’Lurede, 31, and her husband, Kevin A’Lurede, 35, were discovered by officers around 1:40 p.m. in two separate rooms in the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue, La Habra police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp said. Aaina A’Lurede is believed to have died of a drug overdose, and her husband from a gunshot wounds, though their officials causes of death remained under investigation by Orange County coroner’s officials.
After receiving information from family members, officers made entry into the residence.
Officials said one body was found in the living room and the other in the bedroom and appeared to have been dead for several days.
An autopsy was carried out Wednesday yielded some answers, however the officials causes of death of Kevin and Alaina A’Lurede remains undetermined pending the results of further tests at the coroner’s office, Knapp said.
“Alaina A’Lurede’s body showed signs consistent with a drug overdose,” Knapp said. “Cause of death is most likely suicide, however, conclusive results for both subjects is pending the completion of a toxicology screen.”
“Kevin A’Lurede has sustained a gunshot wound from a small-caliber weapon. The pathologist could not rule out suicide as the cause of death,” Knapp said. “A small-caliber handgun was recovered from the bedroom of the home, near Kevin’s body,” Knapp said. “At this juncture, no suicide note has been located.”
Police were not searching for any suspects, Knapp said. The investigation was ongoing, and the coroner’s toxicology results were expected in 8 to 12 weeks.
The couple was reported missing by their families Friday after they were unable to contact them, officials said.
Officers visited their home around 9:30 p.m. that day and saw one of their cars parked in the driveway. Officers knocked on the door, but received no answer, officials said.
Police spoke with neighbors, but were unable to gather information leading to the couple’s whereabouts.
While the man and woman’s specific times of death were not available, Knapp said, “both parties had expired prior to the initial missing person’s report being made,”

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  • Jared Andresen

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Please correct the article “_ _” you published regarding the deaths of La
    Habra residents Kevin and Alaina A’Lurede. La Habra City Police Detectives and the Orange County Medical Examiner have concluded the deaths of Kevin and Alaina were homicide and suicide. Alaina killed Kevin A’Lurede with a single gunshot to the head. Four days later she took her own life. Kevin A’Lurede’s family requests your articles be corrected to reflect the findings.

    • Dana Rose

      I am so sorry for your loss, Jared, yes I remember you from the Hornet and also recall you are Kevin’s cousin on his mother’s side. Also, I believe it was 2 days later she took that overdose.

      • Jared Andresen

        I stand corrected. She did kill herself two days after murdering Kevin. Their bodies were found four days after his murder. The nature of this event makes me feel like I am writing in a fog.

        • Dana Rose

          Sorry. I only just heard about it for the first time last week on November 5. I was shocked and saddened. Kevin was decent and kind and always listened to people’s problems.