OGDEN -- Search warrants show Alexis Rasmussen was much more than just a baby sitter to Eric and Dea Millerberg, the couple now suspected in the death of the 16-year-old.
Rasmussen was baby-sitting for the Millerbergs when she disappeared Sept. 10. Her body was found Oct. 18 in a remote area of Morgan County, near Taggart.
The search warrants served Oct. 9 on the Millerberg home quote associates of Eric Millerberg saying he approached them about helping him get rid of something the night Rasmussen was last seen and to "bring a car and don't ask any questions."
One of the associates told police, "I can't believe he killed a little girl," according to the warrants, which were sealed again Tuesday after they were released to the Standard-Examiner and one other media organization.
An acquaintance of Eric Millerberg also told officers of Millerberg's accounts of two 16-year-old females hanging out at his house.
"During different conversations, Eric told (name redacted) that one female wanted to be shot with narcotics and he stated he eventually did that for her," according to the warrant.
There are a number of redactions in the warrant to protect the identity of sources working with the investigation, and it is unclear who was allegedly injected.
The warrants describe Rasmussen as partying with the Millerbergs, paid with drugs for her baby-sitting services and, on the night of Sept. 10, driving with Dea Millerberg to meet a friend of Rasmussen's to sell her prescription narcotics for $100 and a small amount of marijuana.
Rasmussen conducted the transaction from her passenger-side seat around 9 p.m. the night she disappeared. The deal came shortly after 10 p.m., just before a trip to Walgreens in Layton where Dea Millerberg and Rasmussen are seen on security video filling Millerberg's prescription for oxycodone.
Tammy Reed, Rasmussen's aunt, said she learned about the contents of the search warrants from an online Standard-Examiner article Tuesday afternoon.
She said she informed Dawn Miera, Rasmussen's mother, about the article.
"Honestly, (the allegations are) sad and horrifying. I have to keep my children from watching the news on TV. It's just ugly," she said.
An inmate in Weber County Jail who was in the same section as Dea Millerberg is quoted as telling police about hearing Dea talk about "something bad has happened and that she, Dea, wants it to blow over and go away."
She also said her husband, Eric, aka "Rooster," "has got her caught up in something and she doesn't know what to do."
Dea Millerberg was arrested in the days before the Oct. 9 search of her home and remains in the county jail on prescription drug charges unrelated to the investigation of Rasmussen's death.
Eric Millerberg is back in Utah State Prison for the fifth time, sentenced last week for violations of his probation unrelated to the murder investigation.
The warrant said North Ogden police had received information that Dea Millerberg was providing Alexis with prescription Xanax as payment for baby-sitting.
"Although this information is not confirmed as factual, your affiant (North Ogden Detective Mike Tribe) did learn that in the months leading up to the disappearance of Alexis she was heavily involved in narcotic use, specifically methamphetamines and prescription medication," one warrant reads.
Several students at Weber High School who talked to a reporter last week said there were rumors around school that Rasmussen was paid in drugs, rather than cash, for baby-sitting for the Millerbergs.
There was also speculation among students that Rasmussen died from a drug overdose.
Another Weber High School student who didn't give his name said he stopped hanging out with Rasmussen.
"She started getting into drugs," he said.
A cause of death has not yet been determined, pending final results of an autopsy.
One of Eric Millerberg's friends, who was contacted "on (sic) 9th or 10th of September" by Millerberg, quoted him saying, "I need to get rid of something ..." and believed he needed help getting rid of a body or a weapon, according to the warrant.
The friend said he declined to help Millerberg "because he did not want to get involved in something of that magnitude."
A few weeks later, the friend ran into Millerberg, who asked why the man wouldn't help out that night and began to talk about it and "that f---ing girl."
At that point, the man stopped Millerberg, saying he "didn't want to be involved or hear anything further."
Millerberg said he'd found another friend to help out and asked if he was "trustable."
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith declined comment Tuesday on the warrants except to ask for some restraint in depictions of Rasmussen.
So far, Dee said, about 10 search warrants have been served in the investigation, including several executed just last week. He declined to elaborate.
Search warrants are automatically sealed for 20 days after they are served, after which prosecutors must specifically apply to a judge to reseal them. That came Tuesday for the Oct. 9 warrants, but not before several were released from 2nd District Court.
Tuesday's warrants also quote Dawn Miera, Rasmussen's mother, as checking phone records for the girl's cellphone and finding it had been shut off or was no longer in service as of 12:30 a.m. Sept. 11.
Officials have declined to comment on whether her cellphone has been recovered.
Standard-Examiner reporter Scott Schwebke contributed to this article.