SALT LAKE CITY — Layton police on Monday released the name of a woman who was killed Sunday by a man she just met on a dating app as Ashlyn Black, 25, of Layton.
Ethan Hunsaker, 24, also of Layton, was arrested early Sunday morning after he told police he had killed a woman he met through the Tinder app.
“Hunsaker stated to dispatch he ‘did not know’ the person he had just killed, but had met the victim on an application called Tinder,” police wrote in an affidavit filed in support of his arrest. Hunsaker told police he killed the woman inside his home in the area of 1319 N. Reid Avenue, according to Layton police.
Hunsaker made suicidal statements to dispatchers and described a knife he owned, police said.
Police found Black lying on the floor with multiple stab wounds to her torso and a knife near her body. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the statement.
Late Monday, Black’s family issued a statement and asked for privacy.
“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,” the statement said.
Hunsaker was arrested and booked into Davis County Jail for investigation of murder.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Layton police at 801-497-8300 and reference case number 20-06994. Free and confidential help and support for victims and survivors of domestic violence is available 24/7 at 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org.