Ashley Ellerin, a fashion designer student, popularly gained fame as the girlfriend of actor, Ashton Kutcher. However, their relationship didn’t last long because the beautiful young lady was murdered at the age of 22 on 21 February 2001. Further, reports say she was stabbed 47 times the day when she supposed to attend a party with her boyfriend Ashton.
Furthermore, she was killed by a serial killer named the Hollywood Ripper. Wanna who is this guy who killed the actor’s girlfriend? Besides Ellerin, how many other famous personalities does he have killed? let us scroll below together to discover the information on her personal life as well as the killer’s brief information.
Caption: The late student of fashion designer, Ashley Ellerin with her friend.
Ashley Ellerin: Bio, Family, Career
Very little information revealed on her exact birthday or early years. However, she was born during the year 1979-1980 in the United States which makes her age around 22 at the moment of her death. She grew up in Los Altos, a small Silicon Valley town, and later moved to Los Angeles in the hope of shaping her career.
Regarding her education, she finished her education at Los Altos High school. During her high school days, she had been in the school team of water polo, and swimming team. After that, she moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Also, she took classes at UCLA and was trying to make her way in the fashion industry.
The late famous personality was a student at the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles at the time of her death. At the time, she had also involved in multiple jobs to support her financially. She even had worked as a stripper at moonlighting and waitress too. In addition, the information came from the book ‘TheHot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder’, a book by Ashley’s best friend Carolyn Murnick.
Ashley Ellerin: Personal Life & Boyfriend
The 5 feet 6 inches tall Ellerin, as mentioned above, dating the actor Ashton Kutcher after they introduced themselves through their friends. On the day of her murder, they suppose to have their first date which never happened. Before that, she previously dated Vin Diesel and Jeremy Sisto.
According to the testimony of Ashton, on the day of the incident, Ashton and Ellerin had planned to have drinks and dinner as their first date after their beginning of the relationship. On the very day, Ashton was at Grammy viewing celebration at actress Kristy Swanson’s house and ran late to pick up his new girlfriend. When he arrived at the door and knocked, she didn’t answer him. Following that, he mentioned that he peeped through a window and saw a red spilled on the carpet. Further, he added that he thought it was a wine on the carpet as he assumed from a house party a few days ago.
He thought that he had stood up by her and left for his house, he learned about the incident the next morning only. Moroever, the killer Michael has brutally stabbed 47 times her to death on 1 February 2001. The Chiller Killer met her in 2001 when he asked her if she needed help with a flat tire. According to her friend’s, he used to show up at her house uninvited as well who lives a block away.
Caption: Ashley Ellerin photographed before her death
Serial Killer: Michael Gargiulo
Born on 15 February 1976 in Glenview, Illinois, the United States is a convicted American serial killer and rapist. He has also nicknamed ‘The Hollywood Ripper’ and ‘The Boy Next Door Killer’. Gargiulo has killed 7 more girls approximately including Ellerin and attempted to murder two women. In 2008, he was arrested by the Santa Monica Police Department. And on 7 July 2011, he charged with first-degree murder.
After delaying his trial hearing in June 2017 that scheduled to be in October 2017, his trial began on 2 May 2019. Following that, actor Kutcher also gave his testimony on the crimes in May. On 19 October 2019, following several hours of deliberation, a jury urged the death penalty for him. But as of March 2020, prosecution appeals continued to delay sentencing for Garguilo in California.
Caption: Ashley Ellerin and The Hollywood Ripper, Michael Garguilo