Mesa Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

June 24, 2009

On June 24, 2009 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Mesa police officers responded to 2054 E. Encanto for a reported shooting at this location. Officers located two deceased young adults in the front yard of the residence, the result of apparent gunshot wounds. Initial reports were that a female, who lived at the residence, was confronted by a known male.

The investigation revealed that the victim, Ashley DeWitte (18) and the suspect, Eric Serdechny (20) had been dating for less than six months. They recently broke up and Ashley was expecting Eric to arrive at her residence to discuss the break up. When Eric arrived, Ashley walked out the front door to contact him and Eric fired several shots fatally wounding her. Eric then turned the hand gun on himself. There was no prior history of violence.



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