The Conneaut Law Directors office has filed charges and obtained an arrest warrant for Joshua Dale Gurto for the murder and rape of one-year-old Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley which occurred in the City of Conneaut on October 7, 2017. Mr. Gurto has not been found and is believed to have fled.
"This is a horrible, despicable and devastating crime, affecting everyone who has come into contact with it, including EMT personnel, Conneaut police officers, and UH doctors, nurses and other medical personnel. We are very lucky to have these professionals in our community and we are proud of them and very grateful for what they do- they represent the best and the predominant values in this community," stated the Conneaut Law Director's Office.
"From the beginning, special agents and forensic experts from BCI have assisted the Conneaut PD investigators. BCI has placed this case as a priority. We are very grateful for their expertise and their efforts. Conneaut Police investigators have also made this case a priority, working for the last 6 days without time off, interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. They, too, deserve the respect and admiration of the community for their efforts and tenacity."
This case is far from over and it continues to be an ongoing investigation.
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