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Police believe Taylorsville homicide suspect returned to Mexico

Oct 22, 2021, 6:18 PM
Photo of 34-year-old Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea. (Credit: Taylorsville Police Department)...
Photo of 34-year-old Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea. (Credit: Taylorsville Police Department)
(Credit: Taylorsville Police Department)

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The man police believe is responsible for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend may have escaped to Mexico.

Taylorsville Police Department announced it is working with other agencies to find and arrest Manuel Burciage-Perea, who is suspected of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, Gaby Sifuentes Castilla, before fleeing the country.

Police stated the following in a press release Friday:

“Through extensive investigative means by Taylorsville Police Department and citizen tips, it is believed that alleged homicide suspect Manuel Burciage-Perea returned to Mexico promptly after the shooting death of (Gaby) Sifuentes Castilla,” read a brief press release Friday from the Taylorsville Police Department.

The Taylorsville Police Department, Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals Service are working diligently to locate and arrange the arrest of Burciaga-Perea.”

Castilla, known professionally as Gaby Ramos, was found dead at her home near 5200 South, Autumn Park Drive early Sunday morning.

Police said she suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Family members allege Ramos’ life was tragically cut short by her ex-fiancé, 34-year-old Manuel Burciaga-Perea.

Family speaks out after Taylorsville woman gunned down in her home

The 38-year-old woman was a well-known member of the Hispanic community. She was a radio host for a local Spanish-language radio station called “La Mas Picosita.”

GoFundMe* account has been set up to help raise money so her body can be returned to Mexico.

*KSL-TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Police believe Taylorsville homicide suspect returned to Mexico