Man wanted in connection to Georgia murder arrested in Pittsburgh
A man wanted for murder in Georgia was arrested in Pittsburgh, police spokesperson Chris Togneri said.
Austin Todd Stryker, 22, called police around midnight saying he was wanted for homicide in Georgia, Togneri said. Officers took Stryker into custody at the intersection of Maple Terrace and Virginia Avenue.
Austin Todd Stryker, 22, wanted for murder in connection w/ Hannah Bender’s death, & Jerry Kyle Harper, 78, were last seen in Clay County, WV. They are believed to be in a white 2000 Ford Explorer with GA Tag PXH4402. ☎️ 800-597-8477 or 706-864-0414 w/ info.
— GA Bureau of Invest (@GBI_GA) September 26, 2019
Stryker was wanted in connection to the murder of Hannah Bender, 21. Bender disappeared from Lumpkin County, Ga. on Sept. 14, the Associated Press reported. She was found about two weeks later in a shallow grave in Forsyth County.
Stryker was spotted in Clay County, W.Va. prior to his arrest. Three other people have been arrested in connection to Bender’s murder, according to officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Jerry Harper, 78, and Dylan Patrick Reid, 19, of Dawsonville, Ga., are charged with concealment of a dead body and tampering with evidence and Isaac Huff, 18, also of Dawsonville, Ga., is charged with concealing the death, officials said.
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