Joshua Gorgone Geistown Pennsylvania man stabs Johnstown woman to death over price of a refrigerator she had gone to buy after meeting on Facebook Marketplace.
Denise Williams, 54, of Johnstown suffered a ‘violent death’ Monday when she went to check out the appliance put up for sale on Facebook Marketplace by a Geistown man, according to Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees.
‘She did put up one heck of a fight,’ Lees said at a press conference Wednesday. ‘This was a violent death that she sustained.’
Investigators said that Williams had arranged to meet at Gorgone’s apartment, with plans to buy his fridge as a gift for her boyfriend.
Autopsy revealed defensive wounds as victim fought for her life
‘She went there to look at the fridge and never came out, unfortunately,’ District Attorney Greg Neugebauer told reporters.
Williams, who worked at a local hospital, was reported missing by her family on Monday night, officials said.
Police found her Tuesday at his apartment with multiple stab wounds. She died of ‘massive blood loss,’ Lees said.
Cops were able to find Williams by tracking her phone and by receiving crucial information from a Facebook account that was provided by Williams’ family.
Lees said the autopsy also revealed defensive wounds indicating there was a struggle before she was killed.
Gorgone was charged with criminal homicide and two counts of felony aggravated assault.
The charges are not bail-eligible, meaning he will be held behind bars pending trial.
He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 14.
Not immediately clear is what led to the man viciously attacking the victim who had come to buy the man’s appliance.