For, Ashley, center, life in Hollywood in 2001 was a whirlwind of work, friends and fun. "She was just beautiful, and fun, and spontaneous," says friend Chris Duran.
On Feb. 21, 2001, Ashley and actor Ashton Kutcher were planning to attend a Grammy party together. When Kutcher arrived at her home, she never answered the door. According to police interviews, Kutcher looked in the windows and saw what he thought was wine spilled on the floor. It turns out it was a pool of blood - Ashley had been brutally stabbed to death the night before."48 Hours Mystery": The Boy Next Door