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Victim in Layton murder identified; suspect says he met her on Tinder hours earlier

Posted at 9:55 AM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 23:35:53-04

UPDATE: Ashlyn's family has released the following statement:

"A monster has taken away the life of our little girl in a crime as senseless as it was evil. Our hearts are broken and our lives are forever changed due to the despicable acts of another person. In just a few senseless and selfish minutes, a life of an amazing, fun loving young woman was taken, one who had a passion for being the voice of those who could not speak out for themselves. And a gift for working with those who have special needs. The lives of her friends and family are permanently altered. No time can fill the emptiness we feel, and the hole it has left in our hearts. We ask for privacy as we grieve and mourn our loss."

The family has a GoFundMe account created to assist with funeral and memorial expenses, which can be found here.
Original story:

LAYTON, Utah — A Layton man was arrested Sunday morning after reportedly killing a woman he met on the dating app Tinder.

On Monday, Layton Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Ashlyn Black.

According to a press release, Layton Police Dispatch received a call just after 3 a.m. on Sunday from 24-year-old Ethan Hunsaker, who reported he had killed someone in his residence.

Officers responded to Hunsaker's residence and found Black with multiple stab wounds to her torso. Despite attempts to revive her, she was pronounced dead on scene.

Hunsaker was then taken into custody without incident, and reported he met Black on the dating app Tinder late Saturday night.

According to a probable cause statement from Layton Police, Hunsaker told police he picked Black up from her home, they went to a bar together, then he took her to his home. He reportedly admitted that it was a normal date and they did not engage in an argument before he suddenly began choking her in an attempt to kill her, then grabbing a knife and stabbing her multiple times.

Police say when Hunsaker called 911, he asked that police shoot and kill him, and he later admitted to having daily thoughts of suicidal and homicidal ideations.

Hunsaker was booked into Davis County Jail on one count of murder, a first degree felony. Arresting officers have requested that no bail be granted "for the safety of the public."