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Andrea DelVesco, 21

Andrea "Andy" DelVesco, a 21-year-old woman, was found dead Monday, Sept. 21 in the 10900 block of Roebling Street in Westwood, according to authorities. 

Los Angeles County firefighters found DelVesco's body when they were extinguishing a fire in her apartment about 7:20 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Angeles police homicide detectives were called when it appeared that her death was the result of foul play, according to an LAPD news release. 

Based on forensic evidence and witness accounts, investigators arrested two men over the weekend in connection with DelVesco's death, according to the release.

Alberto Medina, 22, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday at his home in Fresno, according to the news release. Eric Marquez, 22, was arrested Sunday near his apartment on Strathmore Drive in Westwood. 

Medina is not affiliated with UCLA, according to a news release from UCLA's Office of Media Relations. Marquez is a fifth-year undergraduate UCLA student majoring in biology, the office reported.

DelVesco was a  fourth-year psychology major from Austin, Texas, according to the UCLA release. She was also a member of UCLA's chapter of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. 

"Andy had a contagious spirit and was a fearless giver," chapter President Jacquie Medeiros said in a statement Sept 21, when the sorority identified DelVesco. "Andy was a friend to every person she met. She was always inclusive and there for everyone. More than anything, Andy wanted us to be ourselves.... and most of all to never ever give up."

LAPD investigators have released few details about DelVesco's death, and have put a security hold on the case, prohibiting the coroner's office from releasing autopsy information to the public. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division Dets. Frank Carrillo or James King at (213) 486-6890. Those wishing to remain anonymous should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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