UPDATED: FRIDAY 7/15/22 4:45 P.M.
HEBER CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have released more information in the search for Michael Grant Asman — the man accused of murdering his girlfriend, Julie Burns, Wednesday.
The U.S. Marshals are now helping in the nationwide search for Asman along with the Major Crimes Task Force and several other police agencies.
Heber City Police say Asman was last seen leaving the Heber Maverick Store around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. The surveillance photos below show Asman entering the store, paying for items, and leaving.
He purchased multiple caffeine energy drinks and could be preparing for a long drive away from Heber, police say.
Asman also has a history of camping in the mountains so police are urging the public to be cautious and alert if they have plans in the near future to go to a campsite, trailhead, or use a camper or cabin in the wilderness.
Burns’ two children aged six and 10 have been placed in state custody due to concern for their safety.
Autopsy results indicate that Burns’ died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
The public is asked to contact law enforcement immediately with any information on Asman’s whereabouts and to not confront him.
ORIGINAL STORY: Heber City murder suspect ran deceased girlfriend over recently: Police
UPDATED: THURSDAY 7/14/22 6:14 p.m.
HEBER CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have charged the boyfriend of a woman who was found deceased Thursday morning with first-degree murder.
Police are still looking for 35-year-old Michael Grant Asman who is accused of murdering his girlfriend on Wednesday, court records state.
On Wednesday, police responded to a welfare check at Asman’s residence after a relative reported that Asman was “acting weird and asked her to come and get the kids.” The relative told police they believed Asman was suicidal. Police were unable to make contact at the residence.
The following day, police returned to the home for a second welfare check after a person reported that her female coworker, 36-year-old Julie Burns, had not shown up to work.
The co-worker went to the home to check on Burns and saw what she believed to be blood on the kitchen floor.
After receiving this information, police returned to the residence and found Burns dead from what they believe to be a gunshot wound to the head. Officers also found a shell casing on the scene.
Officers also discovered that Asman had been placed on an ankle monitor and the company that placed the monitor received a notification that it may have been removed.
When interviewed by police, one of the children who were at the home said the couple got into an argument and the child saw Asman with a handgun. When the child went upstairs, they heard what they believed to be a gunshot.
Asman allegedly made the children come downstairs and told them to “close their eyes as they walked out of the house,” awaiting pick up from a relative.
Last month, Asman was arrested for a domestic violence incident when he allegedly tried to run Burns over. He was charged with aggravated assault.
Burns told officials that she was afraid Asman would kill her by either beating her to death or shooting her if they were to release him.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous according to police and the public is urged to contact law enforcement if they spot Asman.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police looking for armed Heber City homicide suspect
HEBER CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Multiple police agencies are searching for the boyfriend of a woman who was found dead Thursday morning in Heber City.
Officials are looking for 35-year-old Michael Grant Asman who is described as being 5’6″, 195 pounds, with blue eyes.
Asman is believed to be driving a white 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck with Utah license plate T287M.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m., police responded to a home near 500 E 300 S on a report of a possible homicide. A woman who lives at the home did not make it to work Thursday morning so a concerned coworker drove to the house to check on her.
The coworker found the woman deceased on the floor of the home and called the police.
Based on preliminary information from the ongoing investigation, police are now trying to contact Asman — the deceased woman’s boyfriend. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who has seen Asman is asked to contact the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office at 435-654-1411 or call 911.
The case is being investigated by the Wasatch Back Major Crimes Task Force which includes the Heber City Police Department, Park City Police Department, Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office