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Charges filed in Gaby Ramos murder case

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Nov 10, 2021

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea, 34, has been charged with several crimes including murder in the death of Gaby Ramos.

Gabriela Sifuentes Castilla, also known as Radio DJ "Gaby Ramos," was shot and killed last month in her Taylorsville home.

On Tuesday, police obtained a warrant for her suspected killer and ex partner Burciaga-Perea.

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The warrant is for the charges of criminal homicide, aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child and aggravated assault.

Court documents obtained by FOX 13 News show that the alleged motive in the murder was jealousy and Castilla had previously broken off her relationship with Burciaga more than half a dozen times because of his alleged jealousy issues.

The documents show that he shot Gabriela multiple times at close range. Then shot her again while she was lying on the floor in front of him. Immediately after killing Gabriela, Burciaga fled the scene and turned off his cell phone.

Detectives say right before the deadly shooting Burciaga had gone into Castilla's room to retrieve an engagement ring he had given her.

Court documents also revealed that detectives believe Burciaga has fled to Mexico.

When detectives tried to find Burciaga through his Facebook account they learned that his Facebook Messenger had last been accessed in Chihuahua, Mexico the day after Gabriela was killed.