Her name is Katy Straalsund she was 22 attending the University of Washington and she is dead because her boyfriend beat and chocked her to death. The reason I'm reporting this is because I think as Dr. Phil says we need to "End The Silence on Domestic Violence".

According to new reports UW Police were called to a disturbance at an apartment on Sunday and interrupted the attack in progress, however they were too late, Katy had no pulse when they pulled her attacker off of her. Katy was taken off life support and died Tuesday afternoon.

From the TC Herald

Police arrested Casey S. Henderson, 21, who is also from Richland and a UW student. He is in custody on $1 million bail on suspicion of domestic-violence assault.

Read the Tri-City Herald article for all the heart wrenching details.

This story truly breaks my heart and I send my thoughts and deepest condolences to Katy's family. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you must be going through.