US Marshals need your help identifying this man

A man wanted for the rape and murder of a 13-month-old girl remains on the run.  Now, US Marshals think Joshua Gurto may be traveling with another man.  

A series of surveillance photo's have been released by the northern Ohio violent fugitive task force.  The picture in the video above shows Gurto and an unknown man.  Police believe they're traveling together.  US Marshals say he and Gurto were last seen a week ago in Girard. 

It's believed they were driving the vehicle seen in the video above, a dark grey Ford F-150 pickup.  They also released a picture of Gurto without a beard, which clearly shows his deformed right ear and misaligned jaw. 

And, while US Marshals and police in both Ohio and Pennsylvania have focused their search on the Girard/Lake City area, neighbors are asking why police initially released the man who is now a suspect. Billie-Jo Compton says, "the system failed that child and these Conneaut Police, I'm sorry no disrespect but Lake County Police wouldn't have let that happen. So, I don't know why they let him go; they had him in there questioning".

Detective Michael Sullivan, Conneaut Police Department, tells us, "he was up a lot of hours and because of his willingness to cooperate at the time that's why we let him go plus we didn't have any charges at the time".

The coroner has ruled that the 13-month-old was sexually assaulted and suffered blunt force trauma to the head before her death. 

If you have any information on Gurto's whereabouts or information about his traveling partner, please call the US Marshals Service.  They are offering a $5,000 reward for information which leads to his arrest. Call 1-866-4-WANTED.


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