Layton man admits to killing woman he’d just met on Tinder, victim identified

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Update: Officials with the Layton Police Department have identified the victim of Sunday morning’s homicide as 25-year-old Ashlyn Black of Layton. Click the link for more from her family and to donate to her GoFundMe.

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LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News)- A man admitted to police he killed a woman he had just met on Tinder Sunday.

Layton police say Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 at 3:19 a.m. Sunday.

He told police he had killed a person inside his home at 1300 North Reid Avenue, a press release from the Layton Police Dept. stated.

When officers arrived they found a 25-year-old woman on the floor with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead on scene.

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Hunsaker told police he met her on Tinder a few hours before. According to court documents Hunsaker and the victim met up earlier in the evening. He picked her up from her home and the two headed to a nearby bar for drinks, documents state.

He then took her to his place.

According to arresting records Hunsaker told police exactly what happened.

“The motive behind this homicide is under further investigation; however, the attack appears to have been unprovoked,” the release stated.

He said he choked the victim for about one minute, she fought back, he then went to the kitchen to get a knife before stabbing her several times, documents state. “There are marks on Ethan’s arms, neck, and shoulder area supporting the fight,” court documents stated.

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The 25-year-old woman’s identity has not been released.

Hunsaker has been booked into Davis County Jail on one count of Murder, a 1st degree felony.

Anyone with more information on this case is asked to contact the Layton Police Department.

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