On November 1, 2020, St. Louis police were summoned to the 5900 block of Bartmer, which is located in the West End. On late Sunday night, two people were found shot to death inside a blue sedan. The deceased were 36-year-old David Joshua Long of...
On November 1, 2020, St. Louis police were summoned to the 5900 block of Bartmer, which is located in the West End. On late Sunday night, two people were found shot to death inside a blue sedan. The deceased were 36-year-old David Joshua Long of Fredericktown and 20-year-old Ashlyn Ketcherside from Farmington, Missouri. The double homicide brought St. Louis' murder total to 220.
The events leading up to the shooting began on Halloween 2020. Ashlyn was visiting with her father Darcy “Dink” Ketcherside. Ashlyn's friend David Joshua Long picked her up and drove her to Saint Louis. Dink’s last words to his daughter were I love you. According to Dink, Long went to St. Louis not knowing he was being set up to be physically assaulted.
Once David Long reached his destination, an unknown killer opened fire on him. He was killed instantly. Ashlyn ducked down and climbed into the backseat when the killer started firing. She was shot in the neck and leg. She died instantly. The killer managed to escape and there were no witnesses to provide law enforcement with any useful information.
If you have any information about the death of Ashlyn Nicole Ketcherside or David Joshua Long, please contact: the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department-Homicide Division at 314-444-5371 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS(8477). You can also visit the Justice for Ashlyn Nicole Facebook page for additional details about this case.
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