Man with violent history, who allegedly set woman on fire in Murray, charged with attempted murder

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Andrew Todd Curtis

UPDATE (11/2/2020) A man with a violent past and is accused of setting a woman on fire at a motel in Murray last month has been charged with first-degree felony aggravated murder.

Andrew Todd Curtis was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail by Murray Police Detectives on October 22 where he is currently being held without bail.

Curtis is scheduled to appear in court on November 4.


MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are searching for a man they believe set a woman on fire at a motel in Murray early Thursday morning.

According to Murray City Police, they were called to a report of structure fire at the Studio 6 located at 6600 South 975 East around 3 a.m.

When police arrived, they located the 34-year-old woman, who had burns on over 70% of her body. She was rushed to the hospital and is currently fighting for her life.

Police say the man doused the woman with an unknown accellerant and lit her on fire.

The suspect, 44-year-old Andrew Todd Curtis, fled on foot and is currently sought by police. He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190lbs. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black short-sleeved shirt, black ball cap, and jeans.

Any information on the suspect’s whereabouts please contact police at 801-840-4000
referencing case number 20C020038.

His last known place of residence is Moab, Utah.

*DEVELOPING* This information is developing and an update will be provided if more details are released.

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