Man wanted in connection to Georgia murder arrested in Pittsburgh |

Man wanted in connection to Georgia murder arrested in Pittsburgh

Megan Tomasic
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Austin Todd Stryker, 22, was arrested around midnight Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 by Pittsburgh police. Stryker was wanted on murder charges out of Georgia.

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.

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.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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