Milan Quinten Gorman
Weight: 165 pounds
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Hobbies: Cock fighting
Wanted for attempted manslaughter, escape from prison and unlawful flight to avoid confinement.
Police detectives discovered the body of Vard Tomlinson, a 45-year-old Sandy businessman, underneath a chicken coop in February of 1979. His head was filled with three bullets.
Investigators believe he was murdered with a small caliber handgun three months earlier and then buried in the shallow grave.
Milan Quinten Gorman, a friend and co-worker who lived in Magna, was questioned about the murder. Detectives discovered discrepancies in his alibis, but he was not arrested. He fled the state after he was questioned.
On July 9, 1979, Gorman was arrested in Phoenix by the FBI and charged with second-degree murder for Tomlinson's death. But Gorman was allowed to plead guilty to a greatly reduced charge of attempted manslaughter, and he was sentenced to serve zero to five years at the Utah State Prison.
But after serving only nine months, Gorman escaped from a minimum security unit at the prison. Investigators believe two unidentified sisters helped him escape by providing a hotel room and a car for him. Gorman has not been seen since.
Utah Crime Solvers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and binding over of the suspect in this case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Utah Crime Solvers at 964-CALL or 1-800-972-CALL. Or call the FBI at 355-7521. It is not necessary to give your name when providing information.