Nuclear engineer accused in carjacking goes missing

October 4, 2012 5:35:53 AM PDT
Michael Buhrman, a 32-year-old nuclear engineer charged in a carjacking case, is missing after his GPS monitoring device was removed.

According to ABC7 news partners at "The Daily Herald," police searched Buhrman's home in Coal City last Friday after his GPS monitoring device issued an alert that it had been tampered with. It had been cut off, and was found in the home.

His attorney now fears foul play.

"From what I understand, there were signs of foul play," defense attorney Richard Blass said Wednesday to "The Daily Herald". "His home was in disarray. The back door was left open, and the front door was locked. They did find blood."

Buhrman is a suspect in a DuPage County carjacking on May 9 in Woodridge. He told authorities he was on a "thrill-seeking" mission, prosecutors say.

They had warned the judge they believed he was planning to flee the country. He was put on home confinement in July.

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