It has come to our attention that incorrect information had been provided in media release MR 13-009, titled, SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES FATAL STABBING. In our haste to provide timely information to the public, we misstated the female victim’s last name and the male victim’s date of birth. Please see the corrections in bold and underlined below. We ask that media outlets update their content to reflect the necessary changes. We apologize for any inconvenience or heartache this error may have caused.
On February 13, 2013 at approximately 11:12 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in the 9500 block of East Woodmen Road after receiving a 9-1-1 call and reported stabbing.
When deputies arrived on scene they discovered a one year old child was deceased and a three year old child had serious injuries; the three year old was transported from the scene to a local hospital where the child later died from his injuries. An adult male, who is the alleged suspect, was also transported from the scene and he too has died.
The victims are identified as Scarlett Gallagher 06/29/11 and Ryan Willhite 2/26/09. The suspect is identified as Ethan Courrau 09/18/90
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are still in the early stages of this investigation and are working diligently to learn what led up to this tragic event.