Girard man in Gurto case says he just “picked up a hitchhiker”

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The pickup truck seen in Girard is no longer considered relevant in the search for 37-year-old Joshua Gurto.  

Gurto is wanted for the rape and murder of one-year-old Sereniti Sutley, who was found unresponsive by her mother and later passed away.  Police began looking for a second man and a truck when Gurto was spotted in Girard, but the other man only picked up Gurto as a hitchhiker.  

The Northern Ohio fugitive task force has eliminated dozens of leads in the search.  They believe he was last spotted in the Pittsburgh area. 

Anyone with any leads is asked to call the US Marshals at 1-866-4-WANTED.

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