DES PLAINES, IL - MAY 9: A 7-Eleven store logo is visible outside a 7-Eleven store May 9, 2003 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Dallas, Texas-based 7-Eleven, Inc., the world's largest convenience store operator, reported on May 9, 2003 total sales for April 2003 of $897.0 million, an increase of 7.4 percent over the April 2002 total of $835.5 million, the 70th consecutive monthly increase in U.S. same-store sales. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
The Santa Cruz County coroner's office has identified a man and woman who died in an apparent murder-suicide at a 7-Eleven store Friday morning.
Nichole Schrock, 24, of Seaside, an employee of the convenience store, is believed to have been fatally shot by 42-year-old San Jose resident Illya Cavlan before he took his own life, police said.
At about 9:45 a.m., officers responded to the store located in the 300 block of Ocean Street. It is a popular stop for tourists stocking up for a trip to the beach Boardwalk.
Store patrons reported they could not find a clerk, but that the business appeared open. Arriving officers found Cavlan and Schrock dead from gunshot wounds in a back room of the store with a firearm next to Cavlan, according to police.
No patrons at the store were injured, and none are believed to have witnessed or heard the incident. Investigators are trying to pull surveillance video from the business to try to find out more.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the investigations section of the Santa Cruz Police Department at (831) 420-5820. People wishing to remain anonymous may call (831) 420-5995.