SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – An unknown call lead police to a house at 1267 W 900 S at around 9:30 Sunday morning. When police arrived they discovered the body of 28-year-old Salt Lake City resident Michael Ramirez.
Police are ruling this a homicide and did say the victim did not appear to have died from a gunshot wound or stabbing.
“Police responded to the scene and located Mr .Ramirez, he was deceased and with trauma to his body that looked like physical trauma,” said Detective Chipping.
As of Sunday afternoon police were interviewing possible witnesses and people who might have had any information regarding the homicide.
Police have identified one person of interest who they are looking to speak with and say the victim and the suspect knew each other.
The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Roberto “Robert” Carlos Muñoz and he is suspected of killing Ramirez. Police say Muñoz was last known to be leaving the homicide on foot at around 9:00 Sunday morning. Police describe Muñoz as a hispanic male about 5ft. 2in. tall, about 150lbs, with a buzzed hair cut. He was last known to be wearing a white t-shirt with black sleeves, and blue jeans. Police are also saying Muñoz is known to be in possession of a handgun and is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police ask anyone who sees Muñoz not to approach him and to immediately call Salt Lake City Police.
Family members were tearful and heartbroken as they arrived one by one and looked upon the scene.
Good 4 Utah spoke with several of the family members who said the victim was suppose to be meeting with a friend Saturday night but, had no other details about the case.
Police say the victim did not live at the house where he was found and say he appeared to have been killed early Sunday morning.
Neighbors in the area told Good 4 Utah that they did not hear any commotion or gunshots. One neighbor who lives near the house did say he noticed police cars near the home at around 9:00 Saturday night. Detective Chipping confirmed that police have an active presence in the neighborhood and that he had heard similar reports but said the officers could have been in the area for a myriad of things.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Salt Lake City Police at (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous you can text the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: case #15-58814