Carnegie Mellon alumnus kills student girlfriend, then self

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Posted: Jan 30, 2015 2:06 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Carnegie Mellon alumnus fatally shot his graduate student girlfriend before committing suicide inside their off-campus apartment.

Pittsburgh police found their bodies at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday after a friend asked authorities to check on the woman's welfare.

The woman was identified as 26-year-old doctoral student Chalalai Chaihirunkarn (sha-lah-LAY' SHY'-run-karn). She studied computer science. Police say she was shot several times in the head and chest.

The man was identified as 29-year-old Bryan Springer. He graduated in 2007 and worked at CMU's Software Engineering Institute.

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Police Cmdr. RaShall Brackney says friends told police the couple's relationship was troubled, but there were no signs of a struggle.

Police and the medical examiner are trying to determine when the shooting occurred. Friends said they hadn't seen the woman for days.