Man sought in rape-murder of Ohio tot shows up in Pittsburgh

October 26, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man wanted on charges he raped and killed a 13-month-old girl in Ohio has been spotted at a Pittsburgh convenience store.

KDKA-TV reports Joshua Gurto was seen at a Sheetz store late Wednesday afternoon. He left on foot along a road that runs parallel to Interstate 79.

Aggravated murder and rape charges were filed earlier this month against the 37-year-old Gurto in the death of Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley.

On Oct. 7, police responded to a call about an unresponsive child at an apartment in Conneaut (KAW’-nee-awt), northeast of Cleveland. The girl had blunt-force injuries to her head and body. She died at a hospital.

An arrest warrant was issued for Gurto.

Police in Pittsburgh are asking the public to reach out if they saw him Wednesday.


Information from: KDKA-TV, http://www.kdka.com

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