MMA fighter Justin Levens, 28, and wife Sara McLean-Levens, 25, were found dead in their Laguna-Niguel, Calif. condo Wednesday in what police are investigating as a possible murder-suicide. Reports indicate that Levens’ mother-in-law found the bodies and alerted authorities, who arrived and discovered the two dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
Levens fought in the UFC, WEC, and IFL, among other organizations. He competed for Marco Ruas’ Condors in the IFL, and was a teammate of middleweight Jeremy Williams, who committed suicide in May of 2007.
Levens was scheduled to compete on the July Affliction: Banned card, but his bout was cut due to time constraints, and he later tested positive for oxymorphone and was suspended by the CSAC. His last fight was a submission loss to Kenny Ento on October 18, 2007 in the Palace Fighting Championship.
Further information is expected to be released today.