25 years old from Layton Utah

May 24 2020

Tinder date

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. He said that he has had these urges for a long time and just can’t control himself.

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.”

Ashlyn Black
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