A Utah man is accused of fatally stabbing a woman hours after they went on their first date, via the meet-up app Tinder, in an “unprovoked” attack, authorities said Sunday.
The man, Ethan Hunsaker, 24, has been cooperative with investigators in explaining how he killed Ashlyn Black, 25, police in Layton, Utah, said.
The two met through Tinder and went on their date late Saturday at a bar before they went back to his home near 1300 N. Reid Ave., about 25 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City, police said.
Hunsaker called 911 at about 3:19 a.m. and police found Black, who had “sustained multiple stab wounds to the torso,” according to a police statement.
“Despite efforts to revive the victim, she was pronounced deceased on scene,” police wrote.
Hunsaker was being held without bail at the Davis County Jail on Tuesday, booked on suspicion of murder.
“The motive behind this homicide is under further investigation; however, the attack appears to have been unprovoked,” according to the police statement.
Black’s family called the crime “as senseless as it was evil.”
“A monster has taken away the life of our little girl in a crime as senseless as it was evil,” according to a family statement.
“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.”