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All Six Victims Identified in Isla Vista Tragedy

By Beth Farnsworth, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, beth.farnsworth@keyt.com
Alys Martinez, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Producer/Reporter, amartinez@keyt.com
Victoria Sanchez, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, victoriasanchez@keyt.com
Published On: May 25 2014 03:39:27 PM CDT
Updated On: May 26 2014 09:24:17 AM CDT

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office has released the names of the three men who were stabbed to death in the apartment of Elliot Rodger.

ISLA VISTA, Calif. -

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office has released the names of all six victims killed by Elliot Rodger.

Rodger is the gunman responsible for Friday night's ten minute long rampage that left six innocent people dead.

Cheng Yuan Hong, 20, of San Jose and George Chen, 19, also of San Jose were identified as two of the dead and also Rodger's roommates.

Weihan Wang, 20, of Fremont was also stabbed to death in the apartment. Sheriff's investigators are looking into whether Wang was also a roommate or just visiting the apartment.

In a statement from the Capri Apartment building, the manager stated two of the men were living there and one was visiting.

Sheriff Bill Brown revealed the men were "repeatedly stabbed" but did not say how much time passed between the stabbings and the shooting spree.

During Saturday evening's news conference, Santa Barbara County Sherif Bill Brown revealed that on January 15 of 2014, Rodger accused Hong of stealing $22 worth of candles from him.

Rodger made a citizen's arrest for petty theft and contacted sheriff's deputies who arrested Hong. He was booked and released; the case was referred to the District Attorney's Office.

The other confirmed victims include: 19-year-old Veronika Weiss and 22-year-old Katherine Cooper -- both were shot near the Alpha Phi Sorority on Embarcadero del Norte. 20-year-old Christopher Michael-Martinez was gunned down moments later inside the I.V. Deli Mart on Pardall Road.

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