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Police obtain arrest warrant for Taylorsville homicide suspect

Photo of 34-year-old Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea. (Credit: Taylorsville Police Department)

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — An arrest warrant for homicide has been issued by the Third District Court for a man suspected of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend at her home in Taylorsville.

The man in question is 34-year-old Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea.

“The warrant is a sealed document, and Taylorsville Police are not releasing any other information at this time to allow the U.S. Marshals Office time to chase down any leads,” read a press release from the Taylorsville Police Department.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a home near 2300 West and 5200 South and found an adult woman dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was later identified by family members as 38-year-old Gaby Ramos, a radio host for a local Spanish-language radio station called “La Mas Picosita.”

Family members allege Ramos’ life was tragically cut short by Burciaga-Perea, her ex-fiancé.

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Police have been searching for Burciaga-Perea since Sunday.

They believe the 34-year-old might flee to Mexico, but family members think he could also still be hiding out in Utah.

He was last seen:

  • Wearing a black hooded sweater, blue jeans, and brown shoes with white soles
  • Driving a 2000 Chevy full size extended cab truck with Utah license plate: U405MN

Photo of Burciaga-Perea’s truck. (Credit: Taylorsville Police Department)

“We do believe him to be armed and dangerous based on the violence on the scene,” said Chief Brady Cottam with the TPD.

Anyone with information on Burciaga-Perea’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 or contact the Taylorsville Police Department at 801-840-4000.

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