Ohio man sought by federal agents could be in WNY

Oct 21, 2017

The US Marshals Service is seeking a fugitive that they believe could be in Western New York. Joshua Gurto stands accused of raping and murdering a 13-month-old girl in Ohio.

Gurto is a 37-year-old white male, nearly 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds. He has a deformed right ear, a misaligned jaw and tattoos on his right arm. Gurto and another man are believed to be traveling in a dark grey Ford F-150 pickup with New York plates. They were last seen in Girard, Pennsylvania. Reward money is being offered for information leading directly to Gurto's arrest.

Joshua Gurto wearing baseball cap
Credit US Marshals Service / WBFO

Tips can be shared with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force by calling 1-866-4WANTED, or text a tip to 84711, using the keyword WANTED.