The shooting death of a young woman in West Hollywood last night is being investigated as part of a murder-suicide now that the body of a man found dead in his vehicle two hours later has been identified as that of her former boyfriend.
The woman, Whitney Jade Washuta, 25, lived on Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood. Homicide detectives responding to a call at about 8:43 p.m. discovered Fire Station personnel attending to a gunshot wound to her upper torso. Washuta died at the scene.
At around 10:30 p.m. L.A. Police officers discovered the dead body of Kyle Patrick Ramsey, 27, her former boyfriend, in a rented SUV on the 100 block of Croft Avenue. Ramsey was a resident of Pacific Palisades. It has been determined that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
ABC7 reported that Ramsey and Washuta had had a difficult breakup and that Washuta’s sister told detectives there were prior domestic violence issues with the couple.