Colorado shooting suspect studied neuroscience at UC Riverside
James Eagan Holmes, 24, grew up in San Diego and graduated from Westview High School in 2006.
"The University of California, Riverside can confirm that a person by this name graduated from UCR with a BS in neuroscience in the Spring of 2010." the university said in a statement.
Holmes' last known address in California was at the University Iowa Gardens Apartments less than a mile from UC Riverside.
Maintenance worker Jose Torres, 45, said he remembered Holmes as a quiet person who kept mostly to himself.
"He didn't talk too much," Torres said. “Friendly? No."
The complex has 100 apartments, the vast majority of which are occupied by UC Riverside students. Holmes lived at the apartment in 2009, according to The Times' research. Apartment manager Terry Barrera said people come and go at the complex almost every six months, making it difficult to keep track of the people who lived there.
She said she had no records available on Holmes.
The complex has a red tile roof and swimming pools, and appears quiet and well-kept.
Robert Gallardo, a sociology graduate student at UC Riverside, said most of the residents at the complex are international students.
"It's very quiet. There are no major parties," said Gallardo, who lives next door to Holmes' former apartment unit, a utilitarian one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit overlooking an alleyway.
Gallardo said he moved in last year and had never met Holmes.
-- Phil Willon in Riverside and Frank Shyong in Los Angeles
Upper photo: The University Iowa Gardens Apartments in Riverside, where James Holmes lived. Credit: Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times
Lower photo: James Holmes. Credit: University of Colorado Denver / Getty Images