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Suspect in Heber murder found dead, police say

Aug 16, 2022, 7:38 AM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:28 am

Michael Grant Asman pictured on June 12, 2022. (Heber City Police Department)

(Heber City Police Department)

HEBER, Utah — The Heber City Police Department announced Tuesday that a man suspected of killing his girlfriend in Heber City last month has been found dead in Oregon.

Police had been searching for 35-year-old Michael Grant Asman since his girlfriend, 36-year-old Julie Burns, was found dead with a gunshot wound in her home on July 14.

Heber City Police said a U.S. Forest Service Ranger found Asman’s Chevrolet pickup in Wallowa State Park near Joseph, Oregon, and notified the county sheriff’s department.

A responding sheriff’s deputy later found Asman’s body about 100 yards away from his truck.

The HCPD said the medical examiner’s office will confirm Asman’s identity and his cause of death.

Related: Woman identified in Heber City homicide, suspect still at large

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Suspect in Heber murder found dead, police say