(L.A.) Whitney Washuta, 25, Died on a Sidewalk

Case Number: 2017-02992

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 25-year-old Caucasian female that occurred on a sidewalk.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Whitney Washuta.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds

RIP WHITNEY WASHUTA (July 11, 1991 – April 18, 2017)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 8:55 p.m.

The decedent was murdered in cold-blood by her ex-boyfriend Kyle Ramsey, who then killed himself.

According to Washuta’s sister, the victim and Ramsey had gone through an acrimonious breakup a few weeks ago, ending a three-year relationship.

A press release from the sheriff’s department states that Washuta was the initiator of the split with Ramsey, but the jilted boyfriend was ‘reluctant to end the relationship’ and continued pestering her with phone calls.

Washuta came from a prominent East Coast family: her late grandfather, entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Washuta, was the founder of Modern Corporation, a multimillion-dollar landfill business based out of Lewiston, New York.

The murder-suicide began unfolding at 8:43 p.m. when the sheriff’s department got a call about a possible shooting in the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood.

Whitney Washuta was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene by LAFD paramedics.