Accused rapist, killer of 13-month-old girl caught

Joshua Gurto

PITTSBURGH (CBS/AP) — A man wanted on charges he raped and killed a 13-month-old girl in Ohio is in custody in Pennsylvania.

CBS Pittsburgh reports Joshua Gurto was captured in the city’s Franklin Park section around 1:30 a.m. Friday and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. Conneaut, Ohio, police said on Facebook they would have more details later in the day.

A Franklin Park officer was on patrol when he observed a white male matching Guerto’s description wearing camouflage and carrying a backpack, CBS Pittsburgh says, citing police. The officer followed the man, left his vehicle, drew his pistol and ordered the man to the ground.

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Aggravated murder and rape charges were filed earlier this month against the 37-year-old 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.

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