Ohio Man Accused of Murder Captured in Pennsylvania After 3-Week-Long Manhunt
An Ohio man who is accused of killing an infant girl was captured in Pennsylvania after a three-week-long manhunt.
Joshua Gurto was found near Pittsburgh at around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, officials said, WTAE-TV reported.
Thirteen-month-old Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley of Conneaut, Ohio, was found unresponsive inside an apartment on Oct. 7. She showed signs of trauma, and later, she was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The girl was the daughter of Gurto’s girlfriend, according to the NY Daily News.
Gurto was apprehended at a gas station in Franklin Park, wearing camouflage and had a backpack with him. He had maps of Pennsylvania and New Jersey with him—and he was in possession of a knife, authorities said Friday.
Earlier this month, aggravated murder and rape charges were filed against the 37-year-old Gurto in the death.
An officer was patrolling an area in Franklin Park, Pennsylvania, when he spotted a man matching Gurto’s description. He turned off his car’s lights and attempted to stop the man.
“I’m going to have this male at gunpoint here!” the officer was heard saying in a radio dispatch, WTAE reported.
When an officer asked him his name, the man confirmed he’s Joshua Gurto.
He’s now being held at the Allegheny County Jail.