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

| Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Suspect Joshua Gurto arrested in Franklin Park on Oct. 27, 2017.
Suspect Joshua Gurto arrested in Franklin Park on Oct. 27, 2017.
Murder and rape suspect Joshua Gurto arrested in Franklin Park on Oct. 27, 2017.
Murder and rape suspect Joshua Gurto arrested in Franklin Park on Oct. 27, 2017.

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.

Joshua Gurto was seen at a Sheetz store on Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township late Wednesday afternoon, WPXI-TV and KDKA-TV reported. 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, 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.

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