Mother Killed During Zoom Call

A tragic incident unfolded in La Presa, California, when a woman was fatally shot by her estranged husband during a work call, as reported by law enforcement officials. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Ashley Bird, was found dead on her couch when authorities arrived at her home.

Ashley’s estranged husband, 39-year-old Christopher Bird, is suspected of carrying out the fatal shooting. Law enforcement believes that after killing Ashley, Christopher turned the gun on himself in his vehicle. The couple’s nine-year-old son is now left parentless due to the tragic event.

Ashley’s sister, Allison Saefong, revealed that Ashley was in the middle of a Zoom call with a colleague when the incident occurred. Saefong, in an interview with KNSD, described her sister as a beautiful soul who was deeply committed to her son. “She would absolutely give anything and everything for her son,” Saefong said.

Saefong recounted the chilling moment when Ashley, thinking someone was trying to break into her house, excused herself from the Zoom call. Ashley never returned to the call, prompting her coworker to reach out to their mother. When there was no response, the coworker alerted the authorities.

Saefong shared the heartbreaking call she received from their mother, who was hysterical, saying, “She’s gone. She’s gone.” Saefong admitted that they were aware of Christopher’s volatile nature but never anticipated such a tragic outcome.

At the time of the incident, the couple was in the midst of a divorce. However, Ashley had denied any instances of physical abuse. Saefong speculated that the divorce and ensuing custody battle might have pushed Christopher over the edge.

Reflecting on the tragedy, Saefong expressed regret over not having one last conversation with her sister. “I’d just tell her how much I love her,” Saefong concluded.